Ring road constructor will not remove materials containing asbestos

The opposition OĽaNO party claims that the contractor does what he pleases.

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The materials found on the embankment of the 500-metre-long section of the D4 highway close to Jarovce, which is currently under construction, are not harmful to the environment and people’s health.

This statement came from the D4R7 Construction company, the main contractor of the Bratislava ring road project, which referred to the depth tests, the TASR newswire reported.

The company admitted that they also found asbestos, but the amounts are so negligible that it cannot be considered dangerous.

“The analyses of international, independent accredited experts and laboratories from Austria and Germany, and the examination of two Slovak experts on environment and public health have proven that the embankment doesn’t contain material that would be harmful to the environment or people’s health,” D4R7 Construction said, as quoted by TASR.

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Experts also decided that there is no reason to remove the embankment material, the company added.

Minimum amounts of asbestos

The constructor met the conditions agreed with the Transport Ministry, which included the tests carried out by both local and international experts, the delivery of expert opinions, and the subsequent presentation of the results to the public, said its CEO Juan José Bregel.

“The test results came from the samples of air and materials used in the embankments taken between August 8 and September 4,” Bregel said, as quoted by TASR. “The air samples were taken from three places in Bratislava. There was a minimum amount of asbestos found in one sample checked by the experts, but it was much below the level considered to be dangerous.”

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