Experts called in to clear contamination ...................22 January 2002

Contributed by webmaster on Oct 22, 2002 - 03:15 PM

Hazard signs have been put up as experts in waste removal have started work on the DeHavilland estate on the former RAF airfield.
Wearing protective clothing the waste experts have been called in to clear the asbestos found on the land.
Hawkinge and Shepway councillor Peter Smith has been campaigning to clear the area since the problem emerged last year.
The buildings on the former airfield were partly made with asbestos. Cllr Smith has told the Gazette that deadly material is found in pockets.
These have been spread by ploughing and earth moving making it possible for the asbestos to be spread over a large area McLean Homes have said that the removal of contaminated material and the replacing with topsoil could take the work into March.