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.
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
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)
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
Despite chronic staff shortages triggered by the state’s resource boom, the WA Department of Environment and Conservation conducted more site inspections in 2006-07 than in the previous two years, new figures show.
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.