Deadly asbestos has been found in equipment imported from China for a Port Pirie smelter redevelopment project, the South Australian government says.

The illegal material was found by project developer Nyrstar in the plaster coating of eight metal vessels, with one vessel being at least 10 metres tall. Safework SA learnt of the find nearly two weeks ago and shut down construction near the asbestos, which Nyrstar is now trying to remove….