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Deadly asbestos panels were found dumped in a Blackpool alley

For the second time now, residents in South Shore have discovered industrial waste including asbestos sheeting dumped in the alley behind their homes by fly-tippers.

Parents were concerned that children could have come into contact with the fibres whilst playing in the alleyway.

Coun Fred Jackson, cabinet member for streets and transport for Blackpool Council, said: “All fly tipping is a crime, but this is exceptionally serious.

“It goes without saying how dangerous asbestos can be. We believe that this has been done by an organised group, and will use all methods at our disposal to catch the culprits and bring them to justice.”

December 3, 2012 at 5:11 pm | asbestos disposal, Asbestos Removal, Mesothelioma |
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Colchester Zoo fined for asbestos disposal breach

Colchester Zoo has been fined £30,000 for a string of health and safety offences involving asbestos.

Charges against Colchester Zoo were brought by Colchester Borough Council following a routine health and safety check in June 2010.

The inspector performing the inspection found asbestos boards taken from a hay barn and dumped in a skip, Chelmsford Crown Court heard.

The organistion admitted to 12 health and safety breaches including failing to adequately protect staff.

The zoo said: “Colchester Zoo deeply regrets that on this one occasion, as a result of an administrative oversight, proper procedures were not followed.”

October 22, 2012 at 8:30 am | asbestos disposal |
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Asbestos dumped in Gillingham alley

Asbestos has been found in a Kent alley that has, reportedly, been there for three months.

Children have also been playing in the alley where the dangerous asbestos has been dumped.

Parents living in the area have pleaded with Medway Council on numerous occasions in a bid to get the hazardous material removed.

However, reseidents have claimed that nobody has come to inspect the corrugated roofing asbestos containing asbestos dust, which has been flying around in the recent high winds.

A council spokesman said: “The householder made a complaint about this waste at the end of March and details were passed to a contractor for removal.

“Unfortunately this did not happen and we would like to apologise for the fact that our contractor did not pick up the waste.”

October 12, 2012 at 9:00 am | asbestos disposal, Asbestos Removal |
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Plans for asbestos disposal in Bristol is opposed by local MPs

The leader of the Bristol city council and two MPs have urged planners to listen to objections to the proposed asbestos disposal in Bristol.

Last July, an application to dispose of hazardous waste at Stowey Quarry was initially approved by Bath and North East Somerset Council. The decision was later quashed but an application has since been resubmitted by Oaktree Environmental.

Opponents fear asbestos may get into Chew Valley reservoir and the Environment Agency have said that they would be objecting to the plans.

April 30, 2012 at 1:21 am | asbestos disposal |
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Peterborough City Council approve asbestos disposal in local quarry

A waste disposal company has received unanimous approval from a planning committee to allow them to dump asbestos at a landfill site near the town of Peterborough.

A well-known Waste Services company had originally applied for asbestos disposal waste within four “non hazardous” cells at Eyebury Quarry and to increase the catchment area for it to accept more asbestos disposal.

Peterborough City Council’s planning committee permitted the application, which will see a maximum of 200,000 tonnes of the waste dumped at the site over the next 10 years.

April 27, 2012 at 6:35 am | asbestos disposal |
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Asbestos disposal and handling regulations amended April 2012

Less than a week ago HSE’s official Asbestos Regulations for the control and handling of this dangerous substance were amended and re-published on the HSE official website.

The latest HSE regulations have been updated to take into consideration the new European Commission’s view which was that the UK hadn’t completely implemented a full EU Directive regarding asbestos exposure (Directive 2009/148/EC).

The latest changes to legal regulations for asbestos disposal include some additional requirements regarding non-licensed work with particular emphasis on; notification of work, medical surveillance and record keeping. All other asbestos regulations remain unchanged.

For more information on asbestos regulations, asbestos removal or disposal and the efficient, cost effective, licenced services we provide then give our asbestos expert Dan (or any member of the asbestos team a call or even an email). There is nothing we don’t know about asbestos removal and asbestos disposal.

Full HSE asbestos regulations are available on http://www.hse.gov.uk/asbestos/regulations.htm

 

April 15, 2012 at 2:27 am | asbestos disposal |
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Residents protest against asbestos disposal in Somerset quarry

A local residents’ campaign to stop asbestos being dumped in a Somerset quarry, which is near a reservoir that supplies much of Bristol’s water has received the backing of an MP.

Bath and North East Somerset Council initially approved the plans for the asbestos disposal in Chew Valley quarry, but the decision was revoked after residents launched judicial review proceedings claiming the council had not followed due process.

Oaktree Environmental have since resubmitted their planning application, which could see more than 600,000 tonnes of hazardous waste from around the country dumped in Somerset.

Tory MP for North East Somerset said he was supporting opponents of the scheme, who fear asbestos could leak into Chew Valley reservoir. Mr Rees-Mogg Tory MP told the BBC: “If it were up to me I wouldn’t agree it, but it’s not up to me.  I‘d be very pleased to present a petition to Parliament.”

Over 950 people had signed an e-petition on the Stop Stowey Quarry website, as well as another 100 people also submitting formal written objections to the council.

Bristol Water has also reaffirmed its opposition to the proposals.

A statement on its website says: “Bristol Water considers that the use of Stowey quarry as a waste disposal site is inappropriate and represents a risk to the long-term quality of the water resource at Chew Valley Lake.”

In its planning application Oaktree says: “It is estimated that between 20 and 30 million tonnes of asbestos cement remains in-situation on British buildings, which is likely to require replacement over the next 40 years. There are no alternatives to dealing with the asbestos other than depositing at landfill sites.”

April 10, 2012 at 3:57 am | asbestos disposal |
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Disposal of asbestos; how not to do it…

Everyone knows fly tipping can cost a lot for the general tax payer to clean up. Its estimated to cost over £100,000’s a day to clear up, all because some people don’t want to pay for disposal of their waste correctly.

 

Take this guy for instance, he has been disguising himself as a legitimate way to dispose of waste. This includes the Disposal of asbestos, but instead of paying to dispose of it in legitimate ways he has decided it makes more sense to dispose of this on private land which taxpayers like you and I end up footing the bill for.

With the help of the BBC’s T.V. Rouge Traders he was apprehended and has been sent to prison for his actions.

It is reported that over a million properties suffer from fly tippers dumping on them illegally; that is an amazing one every 12 seconds…just remember when choosing your asbestos waste disposal that you don’t take the illegal option to save yourself a couple of pounds because the waste could end up on the property of a family member or friend.

February 15, 2012 at 11:15 am | asbestos disposal |
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Asbestos Skip Hire, What do I need to know?

When booking asbestos skip hire you need to know what type of waste will be going into the skip, there are two options; fibrous and bonded.

Fibrous related to High level asbestos and should be double bagged in accordance to HSE regulations and bonded in low level asbestos which can be stacked in our licensed skips.

 

 

You will need to have an idea of how much waste is going into the skip so we can advise on which skip is the best size for you. If you only have a small amount you might find that a collection is more to your requirements.

If you are carrying out the removal you will need to obtain a site registration from the Environmental Agency, this is to track the waste and make sure that all hazardous waste is being disposed of in the correct manor. You will need this whenever you need asbestos skip hire as a legal requirement.

February 13, 2012 at 12:42 pm | asbestos disposal, Asbestos Removal, Uncategorized |
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Building Company Fined for Unsafe Asbestos Disposal

HSE has fined a building company based in Bradford-on- Avon after it was found putting people at risk through unsafe asbestos disposal of an insulation board (AIB).

A Magistrates court heard that the construction company removed the asbestos waste while working on a refurbishment job. The asbestos was removed and non of the legal precautions were put into place, exposing the family and workers to the risks of asbestos exposure.

HSE inspector, Helena Tinton said after the prosecution:

“Asbestos is widely known to be a hazardous material and asbestos fibre exposure is linked to a number of serious diseases, including cancer and scarring of the lungs. As such, work with materials containing higher risk asbestos, including asbestos insulation board, is a licensed activity with work only carried out by trained people under tightly controlled conditions.. As a building contractor engaged in refurbishment work, D B Construction should have been aware of this and yet these ceiling boards were removed in an uncontrolled manner over a period of several hours, which resulted in the spread of airborne asbestos fibres inside and outside the property, leaving workers and the family at risk of exposure.”

The construction company were fined over £10,000 for their general contempt of asbestos regulations.

February 10, 2012 at 11:21 am | asbestos disposal, Asbestos Services |
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