12 Jul '18, 8pm

Burning smell on the MRT? SMRT first says it’s asbestos then takes it back https://t.co/fosY13pTd1

Have you noticed a burning smell on your daily commute on the MRT? Several netizens have reported a disgusting, disturbing, and worrisome smell on their commutes whenever they use the MRT. Online forums have been rife with discussion, and the Straits Times had asked SMRT officials what the smell was about. According to The Straits Times , the initial statement released by SMRT authorities on July 12 stated that the smell came from, “composite brake blocks made of fibre asbestos with metallic grains.” Wait a minute, isn’t asbestos dangerous? According to reports on The Straits Times, a commuter named Alvin Lee offered an explanation regarding brakes and the strong smell, saying that when heated, the materials used in the brakes would produce the smell. SMRT then added, “This will gradually reduce as the brakes become seasoned over time,” and continued to say that there were...

Full article: https://alvinology.com/2018/07/12/burning-smell-on-the-mr...

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