Export of Intractable Wastes (including PCBs) from Fremantle Port

Proposal description: 

The proposal is to collect an existing backlog of waste polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and chlorinated pesticides which are stored at various centres in Western Australia and export them to the United Kingdom for destruction by high temperature incineration at the Rechem facilities at Fawley and Pontypool. The proposal does not cover waste which may be generated in the future as it is unlikely these materials would ever be used again in Western Australia.

Environmental issues relating to ownership, packaging, handling, transportation and emergency response procedures, interim storage, auditing and alternative disposal options have been considered in this assessment.

Note: also see EPA Bulletin 617 - proponent Brambles Australia Ltd - published in March 1992.

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Last updated: 
July 9, 1992
Current Status: 
Ministerial Statement published
Ministerial Statement published
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