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Council to remove dump


An old dump spilling into a Banks Peninsula river will be removed at a cost of up to $1 million. Car parts, fridges, bricks, fencing wire, concrete, metal and suspected asbestos cement sheets have been seen along the banks of the Le Bons Bay River, about 1 kilometre upstream from where the river runs into the Pacific Ocean. The 100-metre-long,

10m-wide site operated as a local tip from about 1950 to its closure in 1995. In November

2019, Christchur­ch City Council staff noticed wastewas being exposed as the riverbank eroded. The council has decided to remove the landfill entirely andmove the rubbish to Kate Valley landfill at a cost of $750,000 to


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