Waste dumped on Dartmoor may contain deadly asbestos

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Concerns have been raised that bags stuffed full of construction waste dumped on Dartmoor could contain the deadly material asbestos.

Bags full of what appear to be materials from a demolition site have been dumped at Clearbrook. A local man found the rubbish only five minutes from the car park at the beauty spot.

He said the bags and sacks are full of concrete and plaster as well as what could be asbestos.

When broken up asbestos releases a dust that can cause the deadly cancer mesothelioma. It requires specialist handling and disposal. 

Anyone with information can report the crime to police on 101 or West Devon Borough Council on 01822 813600