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Cleanaway receives EPA prevention notice over PFAS

In a move that shows even small amounts of PFAS can trigger regulatory intervention, the NSW EPA has issued a prevention notice to Cleanaway over waste accepted at its Kooragang Island treatment facility.


Surge in site contamination court cases looms, lawyer warns

Victorian businesses that have caused site contamination are much more likely to be pursued for compensation from next year, according to environmental specialist lawyer Stefan Fiedler, principal at law firm Russell Kennedy.


Inquiry call for sweeping changes on PFAS contamination

A new EPA could be established for Commonwealth lands, and those affected by PFAS will be better compensated, if the unanimous recommendations of a new parliamentary report are adopted.


Queensland to appoint mine rehabilitation commissioner

The Queensland government will establish a new position of Rehabilitation Commissioner as it moves to strengthen remediation standards and reduce the risks of mining companies defaulting on closure obligations.


EPA chief resigns

The head of the NSW EPA has resigned, following confusion and concern caused by a decision to ban some organic wastes from reuse on farms and mine sites.


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