The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined EESI Contracting for allegedly accepting and storing asbestos contaminated waste at their contaminated soil treatment facility at Cootamundra.
The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined EESI Contracting $15,000 for allegedly accepting and storing asbestos contaminated waste at their contaminated soil treatment facility at Cootamundra.
The New South Wales Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Veolia Environmental Services (Australia) Pty Ltd $15,000 for alleged leaking containers carrying waste, at their Crisps Creek Intermodal Facility at Tarago.
The EPA and other NSW Government agencies are undertaking the largest clean-up in the state’s history of our shorelines and beaches following severe storms and flooding in March.
Results from the May 2021 Get the Site Right inspection blitz show that more work is needed to educate builders and renovators on the importance of essential erosion and sediment controls to prevent runoff from their building sites entering our waterways.
Plastics like single-use lightweight bags, cotton-buds, straws and stirrers will be phased out, and green bins for food and organic waste will be rolled out across the state, under the NSW Government’s comprehensive plastics plan and waste strategy.
The state’s largest ever clean-up of its shorelines and rivers, following the recent floods and storms, is well underway.
New draft rules that ensure that energy from waste projects in NSW meets and exceeds world best practice air quality standards, have been released by the NSW Government for community and industry feedback.
The NSW Government has waived the waste levy fee for residents disposing of flood generated waste in areas across NSW that have been declared Natural Disaster Areas.
PFAS firefighting foam has been banned for use in NSW except in catastrophic circumstances or where there are special circumstances.
A new central system called the Hub is at the heart of the EPA’s improved service to resolve incoming requests. and issues.
Find community updates on issues currently being managed by the EPA.
Our Roadshows at the start of this year provided an opportunity for our CEO and Executive to meet face to face with stakeholders, listen to their concerns and discuss local environmental matters. We held our first Roadshows in February and March and will be hosting our next round later this year.
Use of agricultural/commercial grade mouse bait in homes during the ongoing mouse outbreak in rural NSW has led to human poisoning and hospitalisations in some communities.
La Nina continued its weather pattern into the autumn months and the Bureau of Meteorology’s warning for severe weather activity was realised through the March floods in many parts of NSW.