Shipments of asbestos waste to Portugal more than tripled

in News · 20-10-2020 10:02:00 · 8 Comments
Shipments of asbestos waste to Portugal more than tripled

The amount of asbestos-containing rubbish shipped to Portuguese landfills from abroad more than tripled last year, alarming environmentalists and locals alike due to the carcinogenic and other health risks from the material.

Environmental agency APA said in a report that 1,684 tonnes of debris and construction waste containing asbestos arrived in the country in 2019 from Greece, Malta, Nigeria and Oman, compared with 496 tonnes the year before.


Comments:

Sorry to hear that. Who profits from this? Are these dumps regulated by local authorities?

By Richard Niilo Betts from Other on 22-10-2020 07:53

Where exactly are the places they dump the asbestos?

By Sofia from Lisbon on 21-10-2020 07:40

If the Portuguese weren't so obsessed with money then they would tell these countries to keep their toxic waste and tell the mining companies from abroad to sod off.

By Peter Shepherd from Lisbon on 21-10-2020 01:34

I don't understand how other countries get to dump their rubbish in your country. Money matters? It is so human.

By Alta Nel from Other on 21-10-2020 06:19

My father died of Asbestosis before it was declared a fatal issue. If the country saw what this dust does to a human or animal they would not allow this to happen to this country.

By Selina from Other on 20-10-2020 04:10

Sadly I know where there is broken asbestos sheeting dumped in some scrubland near where I live in Quinta do Conde.

By Steve Andrews from Other on 20-10-2020 01:51

What about a face mask and a asbestos app?

By Pedro from Lisbon on 20-10-2020 12:01

Criminal.

By Annie from Algarve on 20-10-2020 11:02
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