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EXCLUSIVE | Charges laid over Arcadia asbestos dump

The director of an “equestrian arena” turned asbestos dump site in Sydney’s north-west, has been charged by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).

At least 44,000 tonnes of asbestos-contaminated material was discovered at a property owned by Arcadia Investment Holdings’ David Levy on Geelans Road at Arcadia last year.

Despite repeated complaints being lodged about the site over the space of five months, an investigation wasn’t launched until Ray Hadley made the situation public.

Now, the EPA has moved to charge Mr Levy over the mass dumping of asbestos-laden material.

Paul Mouawad, owner of Aussie Earth Movers and the site manager of the arena where the tonnes of asbestos-riddled material was found, has also been charged by the EPA in relation to his alleged involvement.

Mr Mouawad is facing three prosecutions for allegedly polluting land, unlawful waste transport and causing the Arcadia site to be used as an unlawful waste facility.

David Levy, is facing three prosecutions for allegedly polluting land, unlawful waste transport and permitting the Arcadia site to be used as an unlawful waste facility.

Mr Mouawad has also been charged by police and the EPA for the alleged illegal dumping of 1,400 tonnes of asbestos at a separate site in Darlington.

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