So, the underground tunnels...

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Re: So, the underground tunnels...

Post by giant peach » Thu May 26, 2011 8:41 pm

does anyone know of any possible open entrances to the tube still?

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Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Sat May 28, 2011 3:53 pm

If there are any more "Entrances" ---- they might well have traces, or worse, of Asbestos.

Most of my work with the Atomic Energy Authority was the forensic identification and supervision of removal.

Believe me -- it is VERY nasty stuff, with a long latent period before you die of Mesothemiola !!

Atomic Energy -- Asbestos --- don't ask !!! :? :? :lol: :lol:

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Re: So, the underground tunnels...

Post by giant peach » Sat May 28, 2011 5:26 pm

I heard that they extracted most of the asbestos?

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Post by Great Plum » Wed Jun 01, 2011 10:19 pm

giant peach wrote:does anyone know of any possible open entrances to the tube still?
I'm assuming you are a pupil so I'll be careful but yes - in each boarding house and at the back of dining hall - but you'll need a key!
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Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Thu Jun 02, 2011 11:20 am

giant peach wrote:I heard that they extracted most of the asbestos?
"Most" ----- ? -- ONE fibre of Crocidolite (Blue) or Amosite (Brown) can develop little growths around the sharp ends, and SOME of these can develop into Mesethemiola, which is cancer of the lung lining --- inevitably fatal !

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Post by AKAP » Thu Jun 02, 2011 3:32 pm

NEILL THE NOTORIOUS wrote:
giant peach wrote:I heard that they extracted most of the asbestos?
"Most" ----- ? -- ONE fibre of Crocidolite (Blue) or Amosite (Brown) can develop little growths around the sharp ends, and SOME of these can develop into Mesethemiola, which is cancer of the lung lining --- inevitably fatal !

I'm sorry to be so specific, and the Moderator may wish to delete this, but I do care about the "General Ignorance" of this menace.
I watched a colleague, who was one of the physically fittest 50 year olds I have known die within a matter of months from mesothelioma, it was 20-30 years after having worked in the ship yards.
Just not worth the risk.

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Post by J.R. » Thu Jun 02, 2011 4:51 pm

NEILL THE NOTORIOUS wrote:
giant peach wrote:I heard that they extracted most of the asbestos?
"Most" ----- ? -- ONE fibre of Crocidolite (Blue) or Amosite (Brown) can develop little growths around the sharp ends, and SOME of these can develop into Mesethemiola, which is cancer of the lung lining --- inevitably fatal !

I'm sorry to be so specific, and the Moderator may wish to delete this, but I do care about the "General Ignorance" of this menace.

Absolutely no problem, Neill : I fully agree.
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Re: So, the underground tunnels...

Post by englishangel » Thu Jun 02, 2011 8:35 pm

NEILL THE NOTORIOUS wrote:
giant peach wrote:I heard that they extracted most of the asbestos?
"Most" ----- ? -- ONE fibre of Crocidolite (Blue) or Amosite (Brown) can develop little growths around the sharp ends, and SOME of these can develop into Mesethemiola, which is cancer of the lung lining --- inevitably fatal !

I'm sorry to be so specific, and the Moderator may wish to delete this, but I do care about the "General Ignorance" of this menace.
Absolutely not.

My film star crush of my teen years, Steve McQueen, died of mesothelioma having worked for only about six months with asbestos. (Ship-building I believe).

EDIT: Sorry if I have confused everyone, I 'edited NTNs original instead of quoting it, but I think I have sorted it out now.
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Re: So, the underground tunnels...

Post by wurzel » Mon Jun 06, 2011 5:17 pm

i wonder what my chances are - when I was i think between my 2nd and 3rd form my step dad decided to move an old AGA (type "f" from memory - square front edge/ solid fueled / triangular bottomed firebox door) from our old kitchen to our new extension. While being moved through the house on a series of rollers the top metal plate lifted off the main body - the bottom 60% of inside of the AGA around the various ovens and firebox was full of a blue grey type powder which billowed out a bit.

I don't know how to find out if it was asbestos but if it was then what had been the kitchen became my sisters bedroom and the room it billowed out in our "playroom / tv room" complete with the same carpet.

Nowt i can do about it now anyway i guess

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XXXXX DON,T WORRY ABOUT ME FINALLY GOT ROUND TO GOOGLING AND APPARENTLY IT IS FULLERS EARTH NOT ASBESTOS XXXXXXXXXXX

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Re: So, the underground tunnels...

Post by NEILL THE NOTORIOUS » Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:01 pm

You would hardly believe the number of worried people, whom I have beenable to re-assure, presenting samples of ----- Mineral wool, Glass wool (They differ)
Animal hair, Coconut fibre (The only one thicker at one end than the other) and general nasty bits of dead animal ------- :? :roll:

However, as has been said --- "Better to be sure" !!

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Re: So, the underground tunnels...

Post by Shovel_Leg » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:53 am

sooo yeah. apparently there was never any asbestos.... they said there was when the girls came to keep people out. anyone know anything else or if this is true. beacuase apparenetly some teachers now are going down with a groundsman. im at this school now.

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Re: So, the underground tunnels...

Post by Bathegg » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:57 am

This forum is very interesting. Anyone know how far the tube goes on for?
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Re: So, the underground tunnels...

Post by J.R. » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:27 pm

WOW - BATHEGG.

You remind me such much of me when I was your age !!
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Post by Mid A 15 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:52 pm

J.R. wrote:WOW - BATHEGG.

You remind me such much of me when I was your age !!
God help him! :wink:
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Re: So, the underground tunnels...

Post by J.R. » Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:21 pm

As I was once described by NT Fryer.......

'You're a bit of a revolutionary type !' in a strong Welsh accent, of course !
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