Dangerous asbestos found dumped by flytippers

PUBLISHED: 10:55 29 April 2018

Experts took precautions to prevent the asbestos contamination spreading. Picture: Glendale

Experts took precautions to prevent the asbestos contamination spreading. Picture: Glendale

Glendale

Hazardous asbestos was left dumped by the side of a village road this week.

The asbestos clearing was done at taxpayers' expense. Picture: GlendaleThe asbestos clearing was done at taxpayers' expense. Picture: Glendale

Experts were called to clear waste quickly in Kingston Seymour left by flytippers.

Staff from North Somerset Council and Glendale Services, dressed head to toe in protective clothing, were forced to removed 65 sheets of asbestos material on Tuesday.

A council spokesman said court action may follow once the perpetrators are caught by its investigations team.

They added: “Fly-tipping is an outrageous antisocial activity that is a drain on taxpayers’ money.

The asbestos was cleared by experts on Tuesday. Picture: GlendaleThe asbestos was cleared by experts on Tuesday. Picture: Glendale

“We will make every effort to identify those responsible and will prosecute if we can.

“This case is particularly shocking due to the nature of the hazardous material and we will be investigating.”

Anyone who wishes to report a matter of flytipping to the council’s environmental team can call the switchboard on 01934 888888.


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