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Power company warns of substation fly-tipping
A POWER company is calling for help to tackle fly-tipping at sub-stations.
UK Power Networks, which runs the electricity grid in the region, says sub-stations in Greenstead and Clacton have been left blocked after rubbish was dumped.
The warning came this week after figures reveal hundreds of similar incidents across the region this year alone.
The incidents can put power supplies at risk by delaying access to vital equipment and endanger staff visiting the sites to carry out inspections, maintenance or repairs.
Large waste such as settees can also be climbed, making it tempting for children to enter the dangerous sites.
A large amount of debris was found at a substation during a routine inspection at a site in Hickory Avenue, Greenstead, on May 15, while rubbish blocked the entrance to a substation in Valleybridge Road, Clacton, on April 30.
- Anyone who sees fly-tipping blocking access to an electricity substation can report it to the company on 0845 601 4516.
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