Hundreds of landfills around the UK containing hazardous waste are located beneath green spaces, schools and housing. Experts say authorities are “setting themselves up for a large sequence of nasty surprises” if the toxic substances were to escape. : worldnews
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Hundreds of landfills across the UK containing hazardous waste are located under green spaces, schools and homes. An analysis of official data has shown.
Experts say the definition of hazardous waste has also changed, meaning that some sites that are classified as non-toxic may contain substances that are now considered hazardous.
Of the 413 landfills, the content of which is unknown to the environmental authority, six are under schools and ten under playing fields, 75 under living space and 26 under parkland.