Asbestos was discovered in two tank seals at QCLNG’s site on Curtis Island.
Bechtel dismissed the amounts of asbestos as negligible but were removed from the site, although an investigation was launched to discover the reasoning behind the suspect seals use.
Workers received a bulletin informing them that one of the seals in a small vessel had an unusual composition, along with another similar seal. Both seals were eventually sent off for analysis.
“We have inspected all of the tanks on site from the manufacturer of the subject tank,” the bulletin said.
“None of the other seals on this manufacturer’s tanks are suspect.”
It stated further that asbestos was not discovered in any further seals following analysis.
Bechtel reportedly informed the appropriate authorities of the suspect seals and they will be conducting an investigation.
The site preservation team, which found the trace elements, was congratulated on its proactive approach to ensuring and maintaining a safe work site.
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