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Second asbestos dump

Following the discovery of fly tipped asbestos in Waterworks Valley on Sunday 14th April 2013 a second load has been found fly tipped further up the valley near to the Millennium stone.
 
During the early evening of Wednesday 17th April the St. Lawrence Honorary Police received information that fly tipped asbestos sheet building materials had been seen in Waterworks Valley near to the Millennium stone. Specialist Officers from the States of Jersey Police attended the scene to assess the material.
 
Officers from Environmental Protection at the Department of the Environment are working in conjunction with the States of Jersey Police and the Parish of St. Lawrence Honorary Police to investigate both cases. The fly tipped wastes have been cleared away and samples from both sites have been collected for analysis.
 
Asbestos presents a risk to human health through the inhalation of fibres. It is a hazardous waste and must be handled and disposed of appropriately. 
 
Asbestos must not be dumped in such a fashion and must be taken to the appropriate States facilities for disposal.  Anyone finding such material should not attempt to move it without appropriate protective equipment and knowledge of asbestos.
 
Given the potential risk posed by this material Officers are treating these cases extremely seriously and are appealing for information. In particular from anyone who may have seen or be aware of smaller scale building works being carried out such as the removal or replacement of porches, lean-tos, garages or similar by either a contractor or householder.
 
Anyone with information is requested to contact either the Department of the Environment on 441600, the States of Jersey Police on 612612 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
 

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