Former council worker claims he was asked to cover up asbestos

Reported by Haydee | 26 Sep, 2013

Photo: SafetyCulture Library A former northwestern NSW council worker says he was asked to cover up asbestos with garbage and green waste. According to the Herald Sun, the man claims that on several occasions he was asked to cover dumped asbestos, push it into wall or burn it. He used to work at landfill sites …

Asbestos dumping increasing in South Australia

Reported by Haydee | 14 Aug, 2012

Illegal dumping of asbestos is a growing concern in South Australia’s regional areas, according to the Environment Protection Authority (EPA). A report from ABC News said that EPA paid for the clean-up of a hydrocarbon spill in Red Creek between Port Pirie and Port Germein in April. Tony Williams from EPA’s illegal dumping unit says …

Asbestos dumping and its risks

Reported by Haydee | 09 Apr, 2012

An investigation conducted by the Sun-Herald confirmed that tonnes of asbestos-contaminated materials are being illegally dumped across NSW, putting people at risk to the deadly fibres. The investigation revealed that rogue dumpers, commercial contractors and home renovators carelessly dump asbestos-contaminated materials as they avoid costly disposal fees. It was also revealed that a third of …