Wednesday 13 June 2018
Hansard of the Legislative Council
Bell Bay Industries - Pollution
Mr FINCH (Rosevears) to LEADER of the GOVERNMENT in the LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, Mrs HISCUTT
On 22 May, I asked a question about noise pollution and a black residue affecting residents in my electorate across the Tamar from the two big Bell Bay industries, Bell Bay Aluminium and TEMCO, and suggested monitoring was inadequate.
Since then, an Environment Protection Authority - EPA - officer has taken samples in the Clarence Point area that show pollution well above allowable limits.
(1) What steps is the Government taking to rectify this situation?
(2) Has the Government anything to say about the health impact of this pollution?
Mr President, I thank the member for Rosevears for his question.
(1) The EPA Tasmania officer took samples of the black residue and the results are currently being interpreted by EPA Tasmania to inform a decision as to whether any action is required.
(2) As per the previous answer, the results have not yet been interpreted. Therefore it is not possible to reflect on any outcomes related to human or environmental health.