Independent review into off-site mercury at Orica Botany: Stage Three

In August 2015, the NSW Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) invited qualified experts to submit applications to tender for Stage 3 of the Orica Botany Independent Review. The contract was awarded to independent consultants Senversa.

Stage 3 involved an Environmental Health Risk Assessment of any potential community exposure to mercury originating from Orica’s former Chlor Alkali Plant (FCAP) at Matraville during its operation from 1945 until 2002. Data collected during Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the Review was analysed to make the assessment and any recommendations.
Senversa’s assessment found that the risk of mercury contamination in residential areas of Botany and Randwick is acceptable – supported by the results of stages one and two.

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