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Blackburn beauty spot becomes illegal asbestos dump


Fly tippers used bolt croppers to gain access to a farm track close to Delph Hill Reservoir near Blackburn where they dumped 20 tonnes of waste contaminated with asbestos according to The Citizen.

The two lorry loads of rubbish, which contained rubble from a demolition site as well as the asbestos waste, cost the council more than a £1,000 to clean up.

United Utilities, the company which removed the waste, says it is hoping to find evidence of the source of the contamination by inspecting the materials removed from the site.