Asbestos fears in Bromley as man sees daughter ride bike into fly-tipped waste

Asbestos fears in Bromley as man sees daughter ride bike into fly-tipped waste

Asbestos fears in Bromley as man sees daughter ride bike into fly-tipped waste

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A man in Bromley said his daughter came into contact with asbestos that should have been dealt with sooner.

Scott Saunders, 37, an asbestos surveyor from Bloomfield Road, said she clipped some sheeting in Addison Road yesterday (Aug 5) and said he was shocked the “hazardous waste” had been left uncleared. 

He said he called Bromley Council straight away and added according to other residents the waste had been fly-tipped there over the weekend (Aug 2).

Mr Saunders said the council told him its resources are stretched and a team would dispose of it as soon as possible.

He said: “I was coming back from the park with my daughter.

“I reported it to the council but they said ‘it’s going to take a couple of days’.

“I’m frustrated by it – this is a dangerous material. Obviously it hasn’t been checked fully but I’m an surveyor and it looks like it is to me.

“It’s dangerous, and apparently it’s been sitting there for days. It shouldn’t be left.”

Executive councillor for the environment Colin Smith said yesterday: “This fly-tip has been inspected, confirmed as being asbestos, passed to our specialist asbestos removal contractor, and will be removed as soon as possible as all such waste is.”

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11:28am Thu 7 Aug 14

the wall says...

Use fixmystreet.com to report any street issues, the Council move a lot quicker when problems are reported on that website.
Use fixmystreet.com to report any street issues, the Council move a lot quicker when problems are reported on that website. the wall
  • Score: 5

4:04pm Thu 7 Aug 14

flea_in_ear says...

the wall wrote:
Use fixmystreet.com to report any street issues, the Council move a lot quicker when problems are reported on that website.
Yes, it certainly is. However where hazardous waste is concerned, the method of reporting should be irrelevant.

And of course, there are people without internet access at home/unable to use the internet.
[quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: Use fixmystreet.com to report any street issues, the Council move a lot quicker when problems are reported on that website.[/p][/quote]Yes, it certainly is. However where hazardous waste is concerned, the method of reporting should be irrelevant. And of course, there are people without internet access at home/unable to use the internet. flea_in_ear
  • Score: 4

4:30pm Thu 7 Aug 14

the wall says...

flea_in_ear wrote:
the wall wrote:
Use fixmystreet.com to report any street issues, the Council move a lot quicker when problems are reported on that website.
Yes, it certainly is. However where hazardous waste is concerned, the method of reporting should be irrelevant.

And of course, there are people without internet access at home/unable to use the internet.
How would you know if it's hazardous waste ?

people without internet access - Then get a neighbour/family to do it.
[quote][p][bold]flea_in_ear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: Use fixmystreet.com to report any street issues, the Council move a lot quicker when problems are reported on that website.[/p][/quote]Yes, it certainly is. However where hazardous waste is concerned, the method of reporting should be irrelevant. And of course, there are people without internet access at home/unable to use the internet.[/p][/quote]How would you know if it's hazardous waste ? people without internet access - Then get a neighbour/family to do it. the wall
  • Score: 0

10:59am Fri 8 Aug 14

flea_in_ear says...

the wall wrote:
flea_in_ear wrote:
the wall wrote:
Use fixmystreet.com to report any street issues, the Council move a lot quicker when problems are reported on that website.
Yes, it certainly is. However where hazardous waste is concerned, the method of reporting should be irrelevant.

And of course, there are people without internet access at home/unable to use the internet.
How would you know if it's hazardous waste ?

people without internet access - Then get a neighbour/family to do it.
If you read the article, you will see that there is reference to asbestos.

My husband suffers from a lung condition directly related to asbestos. Therefore I reiterate that if this waste is indeed asbestos, it is hazardous.

A lot of people are too proud to ask someone else to report issues for them.

Are you always this unfriendly, or is it just a bad hair day?
[quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]flea_in_ear[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: Use fixmystreet.com to report any street issues, the Council move a lot quicker when problems are reported on that website.[/p][/quote]Yes, it certainly is. However where hazardous waste is concerned, the method of reporting should be irrelevant. And of course, there are people without internet access at home/unable to use the internet.[/p][/quote]How would you know if it's hazardous waste ? people without internet access - Then get a neighbour/family to do it.[/p][/quote]If you read the article, you will see that there is reference to asbestos. My husband suffers from a lung condition directly related to asbestos. Therefore I reiterate that if this waste is indeed asbestos, it is hazardous. A lot of people are too proud to ask someone else to report issues for them. Are you always this unfriendly, or is it just a bad hair day? flea_in_ear
  • Score: -2

12:20pm Fri 8 Aug 14

the wall says...

Are you always this unfriendly, or is it just a bad hair day?...... Really? Where have I been unfriendly?

I asked a simple question "How would you know if it's hazardous waste"? ie if stuff is dumped on the street how would anyone know if it's hazardous waste? Not everyone knows what is hazardous. Do you understand so far.

"If you read the article, you will see that there is reference to asbestos"
If you read my comments properly you wouldn't have written this.

It is of my humble opinion that you are a bit thick.
Are you always this unfriendly, or is it just a bad hair day?...... Really? Where have I been unfriendly? I asked a simple question "How would you know if it's hazardous waste"? ie if stuff is dumped on the street how would anyone know if it's hazardous waste? Not everyone knows what is hazardous. Do you understand so far. "If you read the article, you will see that there is reference to asbestos" If you read my comments properly you wouldn't have written this. It is of my humble opinion that you are a bit thick. the wall
  • Score: 3

4:14pm Mon 11 Aug 14

flea_in_ear says...

the wall wrote:
Are you always this unfriendly, or is it just a bad hair day?...... Really? Where have I been unfriendly?

I asked a simple question "How would you know if it's hazardous waste"? ie if stuff is dumped on the street how would anyone know if it's hazardous waste? Not everyone knows what is hazardous. Do you understand so far.

"If you read the article, you will see that there is reference to asbestos"
If you read my comments properly you wouldn't have written this.

It is of my humble opinion that you are a bit thick.
You ask how would you know the waste is hazardous. I can recognise asbestos. I assume that other people may be able to do so as well. As did the man involved: 'Scott Saunders, 37, an asbestos surveyor from Bloomfield Road, said she clipped some sheeting in Addison Road yesterday (Aug 5) and said he was shocked the “hazardous waste” had been left uncleared.' He is an asbestos surveyor.

The point from which you are deviating is that the waste has been recognised in this case as hazardous. It has been reported. Whether I am thick or not is not in question on this occasion. The question is why hazardous waste should take time to be removed, and the method of reporting it is irrelevant. As is reporting on the internet - if internet access is down, reporting may not be possible for some hours.
[quote][p][bold]the wall[/bold] wrote: Are you always this unfriendly, or is it just a bad hair day?...... Really? Where have I been unfriendly? I asked a simple question "How would you know if it's hazardous waste"? ie if stuff is dumped on the street how would anyone know if it's hazardous waste? Not everyone knows what is hazardous. Do you understand so far. "If you read the article, you will see that there is reference to asbestos" If you read my comments properly you wouldn't have written this. It is of my humble opinion that you are a bit thick.[/p][/quote]You ask how would you know the waste is hazardous. I can recognise asbestos. I assume that other people may be able to do so as well. As did the man involved: 'Scott Saunders, 37, an asbestos surveyor from Bloomfield Road, said she clipped some sheeting in Addison Road yesterday (Aug 5) and said he was shocked the “hazardous waste” had been left uncleared.' He is an asbestos surveyor. The point from which you are deviating is that the waste has been recognised in this case as hazardous. It has been reported. Whether I am thick or not is not in question on this occasion. The question is why hazardous waste should take time to be removed, and the method of reporting it is irrelevant. As is reporting on the internet - if internet access is down, reporting may not be possible for some hours. flea_in_ear
  • Score: 0

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