Toxic asbestos was found dumped in a GP’s car park putting both patients and doctors at risk.
The asbestos was dumped after dark on Friday, 23rd October 2012 at Rowans Surgery on Windermere Road in Streatham, London. The GP Surgery was charged more than £1000 to get a specialist asbestos removal firm to remove the asbestos from the car park.
Chris Newman, the GP business manager, reported that CCTV recorded a white transit van tipping asbestos near a path where patients walk. He said “I’m very angry. It’s frustrating that of all the places to choose to dump it they chose a NHS surgery. We have ill people coming here who are already unwell and the last thing they need is for their health to be put at risk.”
Due to asbestos being dumped on private property, the removal had to be paid by using the surgery budget, which is primarily for patients care. Tony Whitston, coordinator at the Asbestos Victims Support Group, said he was appalled that fly tippers exposed patients to asbestos. Anyone with any information should contact their local police station.
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Published Nov 02, 2012