Police to test samples from Aspropyrgos toxic waste dump

Police to test samples from Aspropyrgos toxic waste dump

The Attica Security Police’s department for environmental protection is conducting tests on samples of toxic waste taken from the site of a huge illegal landfill in the region of Roupaki, in Aspropyrgos, western Attica. 

The samples were collected by state environmental inspectors who were dispatched to the site following a series of complaints about a growing mound of waste from construction and demolition sites as well as other refuse. 

According to sources, the makeshift landfill is a 5-meter-tall mass of waste, including dead animals. It is located next to a livestock farm. 

The police’s environmental department is to determine the source of the toxic waste — which companies or individuals should be held responsible — and as well as its potential impact on public health.

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