23 April 2013
A second load of fly tipped asbestos has been found in Waterworks Valley, following an earlier discovery on Sunday 14 April. The latest load was found further up the valley near the Millennium stone.
The St Lawrence Honorary Police received information about the asbestos sheet building materials in the early evening of Wednesday 17 April. Specialist officers from the States of Jersey Police went to assess the material.
Officers from Environmental Protection at the Department of the Environment are now working 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 is a hazardous waste which presents a risk to human health through the inhalation of fibres. It must be handled carefully and taken to the appropriate States facilities for disposal. Anyone finding such material should not try to move it without protective equipment and knowledge of asbestos.
Appeal for information
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 small scale building works being carried out, like the removal or replacement of porches, lean-tos, garages or similar by either a contractor or householder.
Anyone with information should contact the Department of the Environment on 441600, the States of Jersey Police on 612612 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Any information received can be treated in the strictest confidence.