An employee of the underground train system in the UK has reported that there is a significant amount of asbestos throughout portions of the London Underground.
According to International Business Times UK, Allen Jenkins said that asbestos was “all over the place” and worse on some train lines than others. He further said that while the areas had been painted with encapsulating paint, there was still concern that the paint could easily chip off to expose the asbestos fibers.
Jenkins also said that nothing will be done about it because it would cost too much money and take too long. Although safety measures have been attempted, departments do not have the proper procedures to deal with the hazard.
Asbestos was largely used as insulation in London’s train system until the 1980s and 1990s when laws stopped its use.
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