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Oct 07 2011

Asbestos from landlord’s home dumped in alleyway used by children

A good result by Harrow Council this week, in prosecuting someone for flytipping asbestos in an alleyway regularly used by children. 24dash.com has the full details, by essentially, the hazardous waste wsa dumped just 300 yards from the property it was removed from.

Abdul Hamid Rashid Bower, 50, of Woodcroft Avenue, Stanmore pleaded guilty on 27 September to two offences under the Environmental Protection Act of failing to ensure the proper disposal of the asbestos waste and failing to keep records. Bowar was fined a total of £2,000 for both offences and also directed to pay legal and asbestos clearance costs of £4,781.88.

Harrow Council arranged for the waste, which officers say posed a significant hazard to residents,  to be removed by a licenced asbestos remover and safely disposed of at a suitable facility.

We’ve posted before on the problems of flytipping in and around South Harrow, so it’s good to see the Council taking action in this case. You can read the full story here.

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