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Bush dump costs man $10,000

Thornlie resident sprung after fast food feed.


A Thornlie man was fined $10,000 in Armadale Magistrates’ Court yesterday after illegally dumping fencing containing asbestos at Korung National Park near the Armadale locale of Karragullen on June 3 last year.

Sam Gossage, 27, was identified after Department of Environment Regulation investigators found a fast food receipt at the dump site and cross-checked the time of purchase with the restaurant’s drive-through CCTV.

The department also used footage to identify the man, from an onsite concealed video camera that captured the dump.

Gossage was also ordered to pay $1284.80 in clean-up costs and $660.30 for court costs.

The department’s Acting Director General Kelly Faulkner said the conviction should serve as a warning to would-be dumpers.

Maximum penalties for illegal dumping are $62,500 for individuals and $125,000 for corporations.

To report illegal dumping, call the 24-hour pollution watch hotline on 1300 784 782.

One Response to “Bush dump costs man $10,000”

  1. Diggo says:

    very clever investigating
    Old-school meta data. Ed


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