Blitz on illegal waste sites

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ILLEGAL waste sites in South Yorkshire will be tackled by a new environmental taskforce which has been set up to crackdown on them over the next two years.

The Environment Agency taskforce, which includes former detectives, will work with enforcement partners to gather intelligence to close down the sites.

Environment Minister Lord Taylor said: “These illegal waste sites do untold damage to the environment and cause misery for local people that have to live with toxic fumes, noise at all hours and unbearable smells.

“We are cracking down on those sites that blight our communities and will work with the police and other partners to bring the criminals behind them to justice.”

n Report illegal operators on 0800 807060 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.