Asbestos dumped at Beecher Bay

This is one of several asbestos dumping incidents reported in the area between Oct. 30 and Nov. 26.

  • Dec. 22, 2015 11:00 a.m.

Asbestos dumped at Beecher Bay

Sooke RCMP are investigating the illegal dumping of 50 bags of asbestos waste at Beecher Bay off East Sooke Road.

Police said the bags, which were professionally removed and sent for disposal, contained tiles of discarded linoleum. This is one of several asbestos dumping incidents reported in the area between Oct. 30 and Nov. 26.

Another five bags were located down a steep embankment not far from the original dump site.

“Proper disposal of asbestos is expensive, clearly someone is trying to save money and discard this at the roadside, endangering the environment and the public,” said Sooke RCMP Staff Sgt. Jeff McArthur.

Anyone with information can contact the Sooke detachment at 250-642-5241, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

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