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Old 13-07-2018, 10:33 AM   #16
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LOL. Tankers and machine gunners. You know that heat resistant glove you guys use?
Yes the flaky one that makes skin itch? That's asbestos.
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Old 13-07-2018, 10:35 AM   #17
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LOL. Tankers and machine gunners. You know that heat resistant glove you guys use?
Yes the flaky one that makes skin itch? That's asbestos.
some areas of sgh also got asbestos flooring I rem...
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Old 13-07-2018, 10:35 AM   #18
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Smrt already said it was a mistake by the CSO.

Mrt's reply. Excerpts from the Straits Times.

"It was a human error caused by one of our customer relations staff putting his own words and sending the e-mail reply to a commuter too quickly... We are sorry for the unnecessary alarm caused."


But how did the CSO come up with those technical terms like "asbestos fibre" "composite brake blocks" "metallic grains" if it was indeed the staff putting his own words.

You mean like the staff was in the comfort on his own chair in front of a PC and thought

"Ahhh! A query from a customer! I need to sound impressive, clever and professional so that I can get a promotion. Need to come up with something creative by adding my own words. Mmmmmm *deep thought*
Ahh! Adding terms like asbestos fibre, composite brake locks, and metallic grains in my reply would sound impressive! Although I have no idea what they mean." And subsequently sends in the reply?

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Old 13-07-2018, 10:38 AM   #19
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Asbestos is banned presently as a building material.

It is however not banned for specialist applications, especially heavy industrial and military ones.

As for building materials, remember that stuff used pre-ban is still here. Fireproof floorboards and cladding - all common stuff.

A friend who recently started building a bungalow had to fork out a lot of money for specialist cleanup when demo work on the old place discovered asbestos.
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Old 13-07-2018, 10:38 AM   #20
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too many places with them lah, I can tell you, due to the widespread use of this material, many places still have them and if left intact it is safe lah...
but I dunno the SMRT one, is it releasing these fibres or not...

anyways our world class train, still using old tech? how can!!
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Asbestos is banned presently as a building material.

It is however not banned for specialist applications, especially heavy industrial and military ones.

As for building materials, remember that stuff used pre-ban is still here. Fireproof floorboards and cladding - all common stuff.

A friend who recently started building a bungalow had to fork out a lot of money for specialist cleanup when demo work on the old place discovered asbestos.
since 1989 it was banned
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Old 13-07-2018, 10:42 AM   #22
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too many places with them lah, I can tell you, due to the widespread use of this material, many places still have them and if left intact it is safe lah...
but I dunno the SMRT one, is it releasing these fibres or not...

anyways our world class train, still using old tech? how can!!
I think in solid form, as long as it does not disintegrate into fine particles or into dust, it is safe? Thats why they are not in allowed in bicycle brakes for example. It used to be present in bicycle brakes. However, due to friction against the rim of the wheels, the asbestos can disintegrate into dust or fine particles, inhaled and embedded into the lungs causing lung cancer.
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SMRT tio triggered by keyword "asbestos" then ownself say ownself CSO cause unnecessary alarm...
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I think in solid form, as long as it does not disintegrate into fine particles or into dust, it is safe? Thats why they are not in allowed in bicycle brakes for example. It used to be present in bicycle brakes. However, due to friction against the rim of the wheels, the asbestos can disintegrate into dust or fine particles, inhaled and embedded into the lungs causing lung cancer.
so long as it stayed embedded in the building material it is safe.
many countries already ban imports of cars with asbestos brakes. i dunno y Singapore will allow.

authorities sleeping, or want cheaper parts, or C********n
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Old 13-07-2018, 10:52 AM   #25
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i tot smrt got release statement saying no asbestos and no health risk....
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Old 13-07-2018, 10:58 AM   #26
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Old 13-07-2018, 11:00 AM   #27
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Smrt already said it was a mistake by the CSO.

Mrt's reply. Excerpts from the Straits Times.

"It was a human error caused by one of our customer relations staff putting his own words and sending the e-mail reply to a commuter too quickly... We are sorry for the unnecessary alarm caused."


But how did the CSO come up with those technical terms like "asbestos fibre" "composite brake blocks" "metallic grains" if it was indeed the staff putting his own words.

You mean like the staff was in the comfort on his own chair in front of a PC and thought

"Ahhh! A query from a customer! I need to sound impressive, clever and professional so that I can get a promotion. Need to come up with something creative by adding my own words. Mmmmmm *deep thought*
Ahh! Adding terms like asbestos fibre, composite brake locks, and metallic grains in my reply would sound impressive! Although I have no idea what they mean." And subsequently sends in the reply?
Yes that's what SMRT wants you to believe.

Also as an organisation, don't see how can the CSO wrote so professionally yet made such a mistake in regards to using the words fibre asbestos.

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Old 13-07-2018, 11:03 AM   #28
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U wait long long,ok? When there’s no credit to claim, he won’t even bother to show face let alone clarifying over such mistake.
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Old 13-07-2018, 11:04 AM   #29
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Yes that's what SMRT wants you to believe.

Also as an organisation, don't see how can the CSO wrote so professionally yet made such a mistake in regards to using the words fibre asbestos.
so who can audit smrt? KPMG?
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Old 13-07-2018, 11:05 AM   #30
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SMRT tio triggered by keyword "asbestos" then ownself say ownself CSO cause unnecessary alarm...
For god sake, they r freaking good at pushing all the blames to their lower level staff. The mgt forever nvr take responsibility.
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