Air quality concerns raised: Greens WA

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Environment Minister Stephen Dawson can expect scrutiny of his decision to allow hazardous waste to be stored at an incinerator once parliament returns, according to The Greens (WA) waste spokesperson Robin Chapple MLC.

The medical waste incinerator in Welshpool will now double as a storage facility for other hazardous waste following approval from Mr Dawson.

“While incineration of medical waste is an essential service, hazardous waste incineration can have a major impact on air quality for nearby residents,” Mr Chapple said.

“I will be raising the issue with the Minister to ensure that only medical waste is incinerated at the Welshpool facility and other hazardous materials are processed appropriately with strict controls on air quality reporting.

“Minister Dawson can expect questions once parliament returns to ensure that this facility and similar facilities will be regularly and adequately reporting on emissions.”

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