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Asbestos dumped in rural Rownhams
10:43am Tuesday 15th January 2013 in News
TWO tonnes of cancer-causing asbestos sheeting have been dumped in Hampshire.
Council bosses are urging people who may have seen anyone fly-tip huge piles of the potentially lethal substance at Greenhill Lane, Rownhams, to come forward.
Test Valley Borough Council’s environment boss, Councillor Peter Boulton said: “Asbestos is a very dangerous substance as it releases cancer-causing fibres into the air when damaged.
“Householders can dispose of small amounts of cement bonded asbestos free of charge at five specially licensed Household Waste Recycling Centres throughout Hampshire.
“Large amounts should be removed by a reputable asbestos removal company.
“The asbestos was dumped in a rural location but somebody could have seen something.
“The council is asking for help as fly-tipping is illegal, dangerous and expensive to clear up and we need to put a stop to it. I would urge anyone with any information to contact us as soon as possible.”
If you witnessed the incident or have any useful information, contact the council’s environmental service on 01264 368000 in confidence.