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 …