Budapest, July 27 (MTI) – The asbestos found during recent demolition works in Budapest City Park “does not pose hazard to people living nearby or to visitors of the park”, the company in charge of the contested Liget Project, a scheme under which a museum complex is planned to be built in the park, said on Wednesday.

Városliget Zrt. said in a statement that the material was identified as harmless asbestos cement, rather than fibrous asbestos, which would pose a hazard.

The statement referred to analyses by independent experts, and said that the debris containing asbestos cement was being handled in line with all relevant regulations.

Authors of the statement insisted that fibrous asbestos, which is considered highly carcinogenic, was not found in the area.

Source: MTI

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