Mornington Shire Council in the Gulf of Carpentaria will use an information day to inform residents about the risks of asbestos. 

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The North-West Hospital and Health Service says an abandoned hospital building containing asbestos on Mornington Island poses a low risk to a remote Indigenous community.

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Workers will arrive on Mornington Island in Queensland’s Gulf of Carpentaria this week to remove an old hospital building found to contain asbestos.

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The building was abandoned many years ago and has been a makeshift playground for two generations of children in the remote Indigenous community.

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Mornington Shire Council wins National Award for Asbestos Awareness event – resulting in removal of asbestos riddled hospital.