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Company fined for sale of asbestos containing boilers

A demolition and licensed asbestos removal company has been fined after it sold a boiler found to contain asbestos.

After the hearing, HSE inspector Edward Crick said: "The dangers of asbestos fibres to health are well known. Asbestos fibres, and items that have asbestos intentionally added to them, are items that cannot legally be placed on the market, as detailed by requirements of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation EC No 1907/2006.

"Placing on the market has a wide definition and includes supplying or making available, whether in return for payment or free of charge, to a third party and applies at every stage in the supply chain".

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