CFMEU SA secretary Dave Kirner says he was tipped off about the waste at Pelican Point, northwest of Adelaide, by an environmental group.

He says he found asbestos submerged in piles of corrugated roofing material and dumped in bags when he inspected the beach on Thursday night. “There’s about a tonne of asbestos in three piles,” he told ABC radio on Friday. “In our view it was probably a commercial contract job and…