I am sorry to say that there have been some very irresponsible post to our face book page and on some canoeing web sites stating that White Water Active at Mile End Mill is OK to use. Please be advised we are closed due to the asbestos on site and will be until a full clean up has taken place and the site given the all clear by the relevant authorities. White Water Active takes our duty of care to our customers very seriously.
For your information.
Asbestos cement is a mixture of cement and asbestos (usually about 10-15% of the total product) forming a hard material often used as corrugated roofing on sheds, garages and farms. It was also used to make drainpipes, flues, water tanks and other products.
Asbestos cement usually contained white asbestos (chrysotile) but older types may contain blue (crocidolite) or brown (amosite). The type used is not really important as all asbestos is hazardous, although asbestos cement does not release many fibers and is relatively low risk.
Please take the hazard seriously and remember that the irreversible effects of asbestos exposure can take between 15 and 60 years to develop.
Asbestos use declined steadily from the 1970's but white asbestos (chrysotile) could still be used until November 1999, and can be found in some relatively new buildings.
For your own safety, please do not go near Mile End Mill until further notice.
Severn/ Rheidol catchment and north
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