Rochdale Observer: New warnings over asbestos levels
… Councillor Tom Stott, one of a six-strong working party set up to look into residents' concerns, said: "Anyone who knows that site knows how much asbestos dumping took place. It was only in the 1960s, when there were problems at a factory in Hebden Bridge, that the companies began to tighten their reins."
Presumably they tightened their reins at the same time as they were shortening their belts.
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