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Kogarah Council Successful in Illegal Asbestos Dump Prosecution

Kogarah Council intends to continue the prosecution of unlawful asbestos dumpers following its first win in the Land and Environment Court where a defendant was fined $35,000 in penalties.

A spokesperson for the council said the incident in question involved the dumping of 16 large boxes laden with fibro-asbestos sheeting. The deadly material was dumped throughout four streets in the Kogarah region.

“A vehicle registration number was identified at one of the dumping sites and was traced to the residential address of the dumper,” she said. “At the property, boxes which were identical to the 16 dumped boxes were found and a garage on which fibro-asbestos sheeting was being replaced with cladding.

“The fibro-asbestos found at the property was tested and found to be identical to that which was dumped unlawfully.”

The accused pleaded guilty and the court ordered them to pay out $20,000 in addition to covering the council’s legal costs and the cost of removing the dumped asbestos.

The spokesperson said this was the first incident of unlawful asbestos dumping in the region that was successfully prosecuted in the Land and Environment Court.

“The severity of the penalty imposed reflects the seriousness of the offence, with the magistrate recognising the potentially dangerous effects of asbestos dumping,” she said.

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Source: http://www.theleader.com.au/story/1900211/asbestos-conviction/

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