It appears the Canadian press is raising the alarm that Canada's submarine fleet is infested "lined" with asbestos.
Link "Some Cdn subs lined with asbestos" (Origin heading on 3/10/05)
I for one don't see the fact that asbestos in the engineering spaces on a submarine as any great news. Asbestos has been used in shipbuilding for as long as I can remember. Hell the gasket on my woodstove is asbestos. But it is a hazardous material and the Canadian Navy did have a fire on the HMCS Chicoutimi.
If your interested Bubblehead at "The Stupid Shall be Punished" did some posting on the HMCS Chicoutini fire back in February.
Update 3/11/05: apparently over the evening some in the Press thought the content in the Canadian Press article didn't support the title of "lined with asbestos" and the link above changed the heading. Here's another link with the "lined" line. Adding the words "systems lined" makes a world of difference to the meaning and isn't as misleading.