Asbestos or building materials containing asbestos can get into soil and can be a health risk if the fibres become airborne and people breathe them in. Although asbestos fibres do not break down or decompose, many common building materials that contain asbestos may slowly degrade in the soil. This can lead to asbestos fibres being released over time.
These two publications guide person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBUs) and industry practitioners through the requirements and regulations for addressing asbestos in soil. Free PDF download.
BRANZ collaboration makes it easier and safer to assess and manage asbestos in soil.