Investigations are underway after asbestos was illegally dumped in Sydney’s south west.
About 5.45pm (Wednesday 7 March 2018) a tipper truck carrying contaminated waste believed to be asbestos was allegedly dumped on the roadway along Hillside Avenue, Clemton Park.
Officers from Campsie Police Area Command attended and cordoned off the roadway.
Fire & Rescue NSW attended and sprayed a sealing agent on the pile and covered it in plastic.
The matter has been referred to the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) for further investigation, with local police assisting and charges expected to be laid.
Illegal dumping is a serious crime that can have severe impacts on the environment and can endanger the community.
Members of the public can report incidents of suspected illegal dumping to the EPA’s 24/7 Environment Line on 131 555.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/
Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via social media pages.
Source: NSW Police