New Plymouth power station

So the power crisis is so bad that the mothballed power plant in New Plymouth is getting ready to fire up.

Only one small catch – the workers need to be fully kitted out in asbestos proof suits.

Contact say, according to the Reuters article that they have cleared the safety aspect with the Department of Labour. Good for them. I still reckon they are taking a big risk with exposing their workers to the threat of asbestosis, safety gear or not.

Why don’t we all just put another jersey on, and turn a few switches off at the wall?