Gail Phillips

Asbestos in Australia: From boom to dust edited by Lenore Layman and Gail Phillips

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October 2019, no. 415

Wittenoom is no more. The notorious mine has been abandoned and the township, ten kilometres away across the Pilbara, has been demolished and buried. The name has been erased from road signs along Route 95. Blue asbestos – the mineral that created and then condemned the place – is still virulently present in its soil, air, and water. But while Wittenoom is no mo ...