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Another illegal dumping event highlights the risk to Council workers from exposure to cancer causing asbestos fibres.

Five piles of demolition waste, including asbestos, were illegally dumped in Wookarung Regional Park in Victoria, Australia, around February 18. Parks Victoria has set up an exclusion zone and is investigating the origin of the materials, having apparently removed 169 illegal or 'legacy' asbestos dumps across the state since January 2022.

The Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency (ASEA) has produced a guide for local government workers who have any role in preventing and addressing illegal asbestos disposal.

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