Councils target asbestos fly-tippers

SWP asbestos 01Somerset’s councils are targeting the criminals fly-tipping hazardous asbestos in the county with new training to improve their enforcement officers’ skills and know-how. The expert-led course will help front line council officers with identifying asbestos, ensuring its safe removal, protecting the public and investigating its source. Asbestos is among the wide range of risky materials that dangerous criminals have dumped in the Somerset countryside, from chemicals to medical waste. Full story: Read more