Sydney seeks truck driver who dumped deadly waste
SYDNEY (AP) -- Authorities in Australia are searching for a truck driver who dumped more than two tons of dangerous asbestos waste near two childcare centers.
Sydney's city council on Tuesday released CCTV footage of the truck to enlist public help in identifying the driver, who faces a fine of up to 1 million Australian dollars ($1 million) and a seven year prison sentence for illegal dumping of waste.
The CCTV footage shows the truck in December last year dumping the demolition waste in an inner-city suburb.
Australia has the highest incidence of the fatal lung cancer mesothelioma because of decades of mining asbestos and building with asbestos cement as well as other asbestos materials. All asbestos products are banned in Australia and demolition of buildings containing asbestos is strictly regulated.
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