‘Sea of waste’ found dumped near air­port

Surrey Advertiser - - Front Page - Piles of rub­bish found near the Wrays­bury River

AN enor­mous fly-tip, al­legedly con­tain­ing as­bestos as well as white goods and huge piles of rub­bish, has been found just out­side Heathrow Air­port.

The dump, which has been de­scribed as a ‘sea of rub­bish and toxic waste’, is lo­cated just a mile away from the coun­try’s busiest air­port.

Fabian Fojo found the tip, which en­com­passes wash­ing ma­chines, fridges, tyres and other bags of rub­bish, com­pletely cov­er­ing a path on Tues­day (Au­gust 22).

“A mile’s worth of rub­bish was thrown all over the path,” he said. “There are bags full of as­bestos opened and ex­posed to the at­mos­phere.

“The ex­tent of the dam­age to the na­ture is such even the Wrays­bury River pass­ing at that level is clogged with wash­ing ma­chines and fridges – it’s lit­er­ally a sea of rub­bish and toxic waste.”

The rub­bish-filled path is lo­cated where the Colnbrook By­pass (A4) meets the M25, which is also wor­ry­ingly near Wrays­bury River.

In the vicin­ity of the il­le­gal dump­site, there is also an­other ma­jor ac­cu­mu­la­tion of tyres and house­hold equip­ment, ac­cord­ing to Mr Fojo.

“There is rub­bish as far as the eye can see, lit­er­ally,” said Mr Fojo.

Hilling­don Coun­cil has been con­tacted for com­ment, but at the time of pub­li­ca­tion, Sur­rey Ad­ver­tiser was yet to re­ceive a re­sponse.

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