File 1 - Public inquiry into environmental asbestos pollution at Clydebank

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GB 249 CPSG/2/1/1

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Public inquiry into environmental asbestos pollution at Clydebank

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  • 1980-1982 (Creation)

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1 folder
Paper including colour photographs

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From a green folder inscribed “Clydebank District Council / Dalmuir Asbestos Tip, Clydebank”

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Correspondence and papers 1980-1982 chiefly re the environmental dangers posed by the former site of Turner Asbestos Cement (TAC) Co Ltd, Dalmuir. Includes:


  • colour photographs of the site
  • correspondence with solicitors re Clydebank District Council v. Monaville Estates Limited
  • correspondence with solicitors re former workers at TAC
  • correspondence with the Sheriff's Office, HSE representatives and other occupational health experts, the Director of Environmental Services of Clydebank District Council, the Ministry for Home Affairs and the Environment (Edinburgh), MPs, the Scottish Civic Trust
  • minutes of meetings between G E Rushworth and members of North Mountblow Community Council
  • photocopies from a scientific paper on asbestos in Scotland and the final report of the HSC's Advisory Committee on Asbestos (ACA) (the Simpson Committee) published in October 1979

In August 1980, the Cancer Prevention Society called for a public inquiry into the asbestos waste tip at the former site of TAC Ltd, by then owned by Monaville Estates Ltd.

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  • English

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