Fly-tippers have dumped piles of rubbish near a beauty spot in Hampshire, close to Clanfield.
The rubbish contains asbestos.
Melanie Lidstone Land, personal injury specialist at Swain & Co Solicitors, says, “Asbestos is an extremely hazardous material if it is not handled and disposed of correctly.”
“Asbestos fibres can be inhaled and cause injury to people, the symptoms of which can take years to develop.”
“This is why trained individuals need to be used in disposing of asbestos waste.”
The waste has been dumped along the edge of the Queen Elizabeth Country Park in Hampshire after people in a lorry were throwing the waste from the side of the lorry whilst it was moving.
Not only is the waste hazardous to people, it will be costly to clean up as specialists will need to be brought in to handle the asbestos and dispose of it correctly.
Why is asbestos so dangerous? See our earlier post on Swain & Co’s main site which explains why.