Asbestos heaped in town dump angers residents

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Asbestos heaped in town dump angers residents

CBC News

Posted: Mar 5, 2012 11:08 AM ET

Last Updated: Mar 5, 2012 1:38 PM ET

People in a northern Manitoba town are angry after learning asbestos and contaminated soil are being disposed of in the community’s dump.

The material, hauled in from a demolished air force radar station in northern Ontario, was dropped in the Gillam dump on Friday evening.

Julie Crawford, who lives a few kilometres from the dump site, said the whole town is talking about it and many people are extremely upset.

“You go and dump a bunch of big bags marked ‘Caution, Danger, Cancer-causing Lung Disease Agents,’ and then don’t expect people to freak out? They give us no pre-warning, they never gave us the choice as to letting this happen,” Crawford said.

“Why do we all of a sudden become Chernobyl of the north, you know? Future home of the two headed babies.

“Why would they go and dump it on us and not let us know ahead of time. There is no accountability.”

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