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Asbestos-contaminated tarantula ‘could be on the loose’ in Cardiff

Straight out of an ’80s horror movie, Cardiff deals with the reveal of an “asbestos spider.”

By Simon Gaskell, http://www.walesonline.co.uk

A web of intrigue surrounds a gruesome discovery in a 19th century attic – where a large tarantula skin, potentially contaminated with asbestos, has been found.

The shock find was made during a routine survey by Cardiff asbestos specialists Kusten Vorland.

After three days in the empty house, on The Parade, in Roath, surveyor Katie Parsons-Young led her team into a pitch-black attic at 4.30pm on Tuesday. In a scene reminiscent of horror flick Arachnophobia, Katie – no fan of creepy crawlies – got the shock of her life when lifting up one of the floorboards and spotting a large, hairy leg. Read More