Waste Disposal - PCB Incinerator, Koolyanobbing

Proposal description: 

The proposal is to incinerate approximately 1,000 tonnes of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PGBs), over a 3-5 year period, at a waste disposal facility to be located in the proximity of Koolyanobbing, approximately 53 km north of Southern Cross.

The proposal consists of transporting the PCBs from storage and handling facilities in Perth and the Pilbara to the incinerator site at an abandoned hard rock quarry near Koolyanobbing, a former mining town currently inhabitated by two caretakers and their families.

Note: The proposal was withdrawn on 30 November 1987.

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Last updated: 
November 27, 1987
Current Status: 
Proposal withdrawn
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