Asbestos dumped at roadside

50 to 75 bags found on Silver Valley Road, haz-mat crew alls it away

  • Jul. 9, 2015 2:00 p.m.

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A hazardous materials crew had to be called in Wednesday to remove between 50 to 75 bags filled with what was suspected to be asbestos-laden insulation.

Maple Ridge deputy fire chief Howard Exner said someone called City of Maple Ridge bylaws to complain about the bags tossed at the side of Silver Valley Road in the 14400-block.

That was passed on to the fire department who called in a haz-mat company to remove the bags.

He didn’t know where the bags came from or what kind of building the suspected insulation was from.

“The product was already double bagged,” so whoever did it, knew what they were doing.

As it lay beside the roadway, the insulation posed no public health threat, he added.

Haz-mat crews then triple bagged the insulation before hauling it away for safe disposal Wednesday afternoon.

 

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