Last Updated on 16th September 2019 by Kirsty Smithson
Yet another case of asbestos illegal dumping has occurred, this time over in Australia.
A truck driver was caught on camera dumping the asbestos waste at a children’s playground.
The incident occurred last Thursday evening just before 10pm in St Clair, Sydney.
The truck was spotted leaving the playground area a couple of minutes later with the headlights switched off.
Footage of the incident was caught on CCTV.
The local police and fire crews were called to the scene by residents in order to contain the dumped asbestos.
Ironically, the truck driver had actually been pulled over by police shortly before the asbestos illegal dumping incident.
They provided his details to the Environment Protection Authority.
This is the second incident of it’s kind to take place in the same week.
On Monday, twenty tonnes of asbestos was dumped illegally in a carpark.
Asbestos illegal dumping is a serious crime, and authorities are keen to convey this message.
Anyone caught illegally dumping asbestos will be fined up to $250,000.
As a result of this latest incident, there is a risk of airbourne asbestos contamination, so the playground is being closely monitored and is closed for the forseeable future.
So make sure you contact our Armco office to arrange an asbestos survey, before it’s too late!
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Published May 21, 2018