06/26/2010 // Sydney, Australia // TiffNews10 // News Desk
Sydney – A man paid to dump building waste for companies has been fined for dumping deadly asbestos in vacant areas. As reported by The Daily Telegraph, Dib Hanna Abdalla Hanna, was caught in a sting dumping building waste that included dangerous asbestos on four occasions between July and October of last year. Hanna was fined this week $133,000 for related activities.
Acting DECCW (Department of Environment Climate Change and Water) Director General, Simon Smith, is quoted in the report as stating of the incidents, “Mr Hanna operated with complete disregard for and indeed in defiance of the law… Illegal dumping is not only a blot on the landscape, it threatens the health of our waterways and, in the case of asbestos, the health of our communities. It also costs taxpayers, councils and the community hundreds of thousands of dollars in clean up costs every year.”
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