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Time to rethink site remediation?

Legislation has not kept pace with the trend to retain contaminated soil on-site, putting long-term site management at risk, a national survey has found.

Meanwhile, the company cleaning up Sydney's highly-contaminated Rhodes Peninsula says greenhouse gas emissions are not being factored into the decision-making mix on remediation. And a former WA regulator, now working for a property developer, says site classification in the state is proceeding too slowly and classification notices are too complex.

News in brief, February 8, 2008

From Queensland to Aceh – 'avoided deforestation' project gets certification * Carbon Disclosure Project expands to cover ASX200 * Auditor General says there is 'little evidence' to prove key land programs are delivering

* Victorian minister quizzed on hazardous waste landfill * National Water Commission calls for coordinated approach to water capture

News in brief, January 31, 2008

EPA Victoria trading scheme to start by mid-year (with audio) * NPI releases new fuel tank emissions handbook, Queensland releases stormwater best practice guide * Defence seeks site remediation companies * Petrol vapour project awarded $480,000 federal grant * 'Don't focus on the green consumer' (audio link)

News in brief, January 17, 2008

Federal government proposes new guidance on estimating GHG emissions * NSW to overhaul approach to wastes of concern * EPA Victoria sets November 2009 deadline for Shell's refinery clean up plan *

National Pollutant Inventory online reporting tool set to go live * EREP obligation kicks in for Victorian business * Growth in coal seam methane prompts Queensland EPA to look at by-product water

News in brief, November 13

Qld businesses told to do more as 'level 6' water restrictions loom * Labor promises $100 million 'coast care' program * EPA Victoria finalises soil sampling guideline * Greenpeace slams sustainable palm oil roundtable * WBCSD plans business summit at Bali * Pew Centre chief welcomes business sea-change



Inquiry slams actions of Esperance port authority, miner and regulator

Today's report into lead contamination in the WA port township of Esperance has delivered a scathing assessment of the mining company that transported lead carbonate to the town, the port that loaded for it export and the WA Department of Environment and Conservation.

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