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Shocking moment asbestos is dumped in a playground from a truck just days after TWENTY tonnes of the toxic material was left in a carpark

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  • Grave fears for children after a truck dumped a load of asbestos at playground
  • The truck dumped the waste just before 10pm on Thursday night in St Clair
  • Police had pulled the driver over before he illegally dumped the waste
  • Playground closed indefinitely while it is being monitored for leftover asbestos

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There are grave fears for children after a truck dumped a load of asbestos at a children’s playground.

The truck was driving on Shakespeare Drive, St Clair, in Sydney’s west, and dumped the load of building waste just before 10pm on Thursday night.

Street footage shows the truck leaving about two minutes later with its tipper still raised and headlights switched off.

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The truck (pictured) dumped the load of building waste just before 10pm on Thursday night

Shocking moment asbestos is dumped in a playground from a truck just days after TWENTY tonnes of the toxic material was left in a carpark

The asbestos was dumped at the children’s playground (pictured) in St Clair, in Sydney’s west

Local residents called police and fire crews to contain the asbestos.

This comes after twenty tonnes of asbestos was illegally dumped in a carpark in Strathfield South, on Monday.

In a twist of events, police had pulled over the driver before he dumped the waste.

Police gave the driver’s details to the Environment Protection Authority.

Regional Director of the Environment Protection Authority, Giselle Howard, told Seven News[2] that dumpers will not get away with this crime.

‘If dumpers think they will getaway with this crime, they won’t.

They will get caught,’ she said.

Fines for illegally dumping asbestos can reach £250,000 for individuals.

The playground is now closed indefinitely while it’s being monitored for airborne asbestos which could be harmful to anyone who comes near it.

Shocking moment asbestos is dumped in a playground from a truck just days after TWENTY tonnes of the toxic material was left in a carpark

Police and fire crews (pictured) were called to contain the threat of the asbestos spreading

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References

  1. ^ e-mail (www.dailymail.co.uk)
  2. ^ Seven News (twitter.com)



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