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Asbestos dumped by "environmental terrorists"
12:00pm Friday 6th December 2013 in News
ENVIRONMENT bosses have made a plea to residents to help track down “environmental terrorists” responsible for dumping asbestos.
Tendring Council has had to bring in specialist contractors to remove the fly-tipping, which includes building materials, close to public toilets in Ipswich Road, Holland-on-Sea.
It has cost taxpayer £600 to remove.
Staff had been in the same area just three days before clearing up a general build-up of rubbish.
Nick Turner, cabinet member for the environment, said the fly-tipping must have taken place over the weekend of October 23 and 24.
“These environmental terrorists are not just costing the council - they will have got the work because they will no doubt have been paid cash, hold no waste carrier’s credentials or be VAT registered or paying income tax - so the cost to UK plc is huge,” he said.
“Residents have a social responsibility to check all these points before employing a contractor and if they can't demonstrate legitimacy then use someone else.
“One of our own residents will know full well who did this because it would be their home, or their neighbour’s home, that this toxic waste came from and I would ask them to come forward urgently.”
The area where the material was dumped is between a resident’s fence and the Ipswich Road public toilets, which are owned by the council.
Anyone who knows where the asbestos came from is asked to call Tendring Council on 01255 686788.