Asbestos Dumped at Morisset

Filed under Environment & Pollution, News ~ by Press on  28 Feb 2019

Information sought after asbestos dumped at Morisset  .

The Hunter Central Coast Regional Illegal Dumping (RID) Squad is seeking assistance from the public after the discovery of 10 tonnes of asbestos-contaminated demolition waste illegally dumped at Morisset.

It is believed the waste was dumped on a residential street between 10pm on Wednesday 27 February and 4.30am on Thursday 28 February 2019.

RID Squad Coordinator, Rob Robertson, said the demolition waste appears to have come from a fire-damaged property.

Mr Robertson said that while the waste was dumped in Morisset, it is quite possible the material could have originated from a site on the Central Coast or Newcastle.

The dumped material has been examined by members of the RID Squad, and a number of exhibits have been taken to aid in this ongoing investigation.

We have obtained some identifiable material in the form of painted items and examples of lino flooring from the dump site,” Mr Robertson said.

I am confident that when the right person sees these items, they will be recognised and lead us to the source of this material.

We are asking people to look closely at the photos we have supplied to the media, and if they recognise any of the items, to call us on 0481 032 633.”

The Hunter Central Coast RID Squad is a joint project between the NSW Environmental Protection Authority and local councils.

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