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dc.contributor.authorBerry, Terri-Ann
dc.contributor.authorWairepo, Daniel
dc.description.abstractAsbestos contamination in the South Pacific originates mainly from construction products containing asbestos (SPREP, 2011). In Rarotonga, asbestos contamination in the soil surrounding two schools examined (Nikao Maori and Avatea) is believed to have originated from the Super Six roofing product that previously covered all existing classrooms on the site. This type of roofing becomes brittle and susceptible to increased weathering as the product ages. The weathering process from the sun, wind and rain releases the asbestos fibres into the environment (Bowler, 2014). The roofing has only recently been replaced with corrugated iron. The aim of this research was to identify remedial solutions for the removal and disposal of contaminated soil around the schools and for the future earthworks in Rarotonga. Four potential solutions were identified including: i. Capping the contaminated material on-site; i i . Removal and disposal of the contaminated material to local landfill; iii. Removal and disposal of the contaminated material internationally; iv. Removal and disposal of the contaminated material at sea. Solutions considered the feasibility of each option (both in the short and long-term), minimising impact on the residents and the workers exposed, reducing environmental impact and assessing the financial implications for each optionen_NZ
dc.publisherUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.rightsAsbestos remediation in the Cook Islands : a long-term solution for making schools safer, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.en_NZ
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dc.subjectasbestos abatementen_NZ
dc.subjectasbestos in buildingen_NZ
dc.subjectasbestos contaminationen_NZ
dc.subjectsoil contaminationen_NZ
dc.subjectSuper Six roofingen_NZ
dc.subjectRarotonga (Cook Islands)en_NZ
dc.subjectCook Islandsen_NZ
dc.titleAsbestos remediation in the Cook Islands : a long-term solution for making schools saferen_NZ
dc.typeConference Contribution - Paper in Published Proceedingsen_NZ
dc.rights.holderUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden050205 Environmental Managementen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationBerry, T-A. & Wairepo, D.(2015). Asbestos remediation in the cook islands : a long-term solution for making schools safer. In M. Panko & L. Kestle (Eds.). Building Today - Saving Tomorrow: Sustainability In Construction And Deconstruction Conference Proceedings. (pp. 6-17). Auckland, New Zealand: Unitec Institute of Technology. Retrieved from:
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.titleBuilding today - saving tomorrow : sustainability in construction and deconstruction conference proceedingsen_NZ
unitec.conference.titleBuilding today - saving tomorrow : sustainability in construction and deconstruction conferenceen_NZ
unitec.conference.orgUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ

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