Friday 2 February 2018

Cemetery asbestos latest: Veolia workers to be interviewed and 'hazardous waste-asbestos' classification confirmed

In recent correspondence Cllr Duffy had pressed Brent Council on why Veolia cemetery workers who had witnessed events  had not been interviewed over the dumping of contaminated soil. In a letter today Conrad Hall, Chief Finance Officer and s151 Officer LINK, while doubting that it would yield anything useful has agreed to extend the investigation:
The likelihood of eye-witness accounts from 2010 ands 2014 being able to provide useable evidence is low given the standards of evidence that would be required for the purposes of any criminal investigation. However, given the need now to provide further public assurance we will extend the investigation to speak to Veolia staff who were employed at these times.
In another significant email Brent Council confirmed that a consignment note for a shipment of material from Carpenders Park Cemetery to the West London Waste Authority on 17th August 2015 (12.13pm) was classified as 'hazardous waste - asbestos'. The total weight of the mixed waste delivered for disposal 'including the piece of asbestos' was 60kg.

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