Thursday, 10 January 2013 8:45 a.m.
by Media3News Popular
There are calls for a public register to be made of Christchurch homes containing potentially deadly asbestos.
Rather than removing the asbestos, it's been decided plasterboard will be used to encase it in more than 4000 earthquake-damaged homes due for repair.
Canterbury District Health Board medical officer of health Alistair Humphrey says future home owners unaware of the presence of asbestos could be put a risk if they disturb it, for example, while undertak ...