19 May '18, 6am

Asbestos-containing debris found on Sisters' Islands, latest of the southern islands to be affected

Asbestos-containing debris found on Sisters' Islands, latest of the southern islands to be affected

SINGAPORE - Debris containing asbestos has washed ashore on the Sisters' Islands Marine Park, the latest of the southern islands to be affected by the potentially toxic mineral. The mineral has, since April, also been found on nearby Pulau Hantu, St John's Island and Kusu Island - islands popular among day-trippers who visit the southern islands for their nature, scenic views of the Singapore Strait, or to worship at the temple or shrine located on Kusu. The National Parks Board (NParks), custodian of the marine park, said on its website on Saturday (May 19) that it is temporarily suspending the monthly intertidal guided walk at Sisters' Islands Marine Park. Debris containing asbestos had been found at four isolated areas along the beaches in the lagoons on Big Sister's Island. Affected beaches have been sealed off, the notice said, adding that removal works are expected t...

Full article: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/asbestos-containin...

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