Islanders are being asked to help find the culprits who dumped bags of hazardous asbestos in a field in Jersey – costing taxpayers £5000.
The Department of the Environment say it was “the biggest pile of asbestos they’ve ever come across”.
Specialist contractors were called in to “contain and safely remove” the asbestos for health and safety reasons.
The Department of the Environment say it will cost cost taxpayers at least £5000 to clear the industrial waste.
Nine bin liners full of the hazardous toxin were left near Maufant overnight between the 6th and 7th December.
An investigation to find the culprits has been ongoing since Christmas, but authorities say they have reached the point where they “need the public’s help”.
David Monks, Head of Waste Regulation, branded the fly-tipping behavior as “unacceptable”