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Asbestos News

The latest news and media releases for asbestos in NSW.  

National Asbestos Awareness Week a crucial reminder for vigilance around toxic material

It has been 20 years since asbestos was banned in Australia and the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is urging the public to increase vigilance to avoid asbestos exposure.

Rozelle Parklands EPA investigation

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is continuing its investigation into the discovery of bonded asbestos in mulch at the Rozelle Parklands and has issued a draft Clean Up Notice to Transport for NSW to formalise the removal of all contaminated mulch from the site.

Be asbestos ready this summer

This month marks 20 years since Australia banned the use, sale, importation or manufacture of asbestos. Despite this, the material is still present in many homes built before 1990 and poses a big health risk if it’s disturbed.

EPA update on Rozelle Parklands asbestos contamination

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is progressing its investigation into the discovery of bonded asbestos at Rozelle Parklands and surrounds and will now include additional sites that we have been notified about late yesterday.

$263,000 penalty after hiding 14,000 tonnes of general and asbestos waste

The former owner of Bowral Landfill has been fined $263,000 after the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) discovered incomplete weighbridge information had been provided. At least 14,000 tonnes more general solid and asbestos waste had been deposited at the tip than was documented.

Waste levy lifted in fire impacted Cessnock area

The NSW Government has waived the waste levy for residents disposing of bushfire generated waste in the Cessnock Local Government Area. Homes and businesses were damaged by fires last week.