- The rubbish pile is believed to contain up to 18,000 tonnes of waste from demolition sites and skips
- The waste mountain has led to the unique situation of a London street where property prices are going down, not up
- The Enviroment Agency is taking legal action to try to force the operators of the site, Waste4Fuel Ltd, to clear the rubbish
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