‘Sea of waste’ found dumped near airport
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.