Cory's Wharf fly-tipping site
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Drone footage: Purfleet 'mile-long' fly-tipping site

An operation to clean up a "mile-long" fly-tipping site in Essex could cost up to £700,000 to clear and result in 11 prosecutions, a council has said.

Land at Cory's Wharf in Purfleet was used to dump builders' rubble, wood and medical waste late last year.

Thurrock Council said it had interviewed individuals and a business over the fly-tipping.

Council staff sifted through the rubbish to remove any hazardous or toxic material. They found paperwork with people's names and addresses on, whom they contacted.

  • 25 Jan 2015
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