The discovery was made at Sixteen Foot Bank in March last week, with witnesses now being sought to catch the perpetrators.
After the asbestos was reported, a Fenland District Council spokesman said: “The scale and audacity of this crime is shocking and will cost several thousands of pounds to clear up.
“Exposure to asbestos can also be a serious health hazard so we are working with our partners, including the Environment Agency, to investigate the incident, gather evidence and ensure the waste is removed as quickly as possible.”
A council spokesperson confirmed this morning (Wednesday, March 27) that removal of the waste will begin tomorrow morning and is expected to be finished by the end of the day.
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It will cost the council approximately £3,000 to clear.
Anyone with information on who dumped the asbestos is asked to email [email protected] and contact the Environment Agency’s Incident Hotline on 0800 80 70 60, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.