NSW EPA seizes records to expose dumping

Date: 27-May-13
Author: Ryan Collins

The NSW Environment Protection Authority is investigating alleged illegal dumping and levy fraud. It is understood the EPA were examining anything that tracks the transport of waste between operators through different phases of processing.

The Sydney Morning Herald reported that the EPA is targeting waste operators who are producing false receipts and hiding contaminated waste in "clean" sand trucks, then dumping them into landfill. Soil with waste including asbestos attracts a levy of $95.20 a tonne, yet clean sand can be dumped for nothing.

The Herald also reported that up to half a million tonnes a year of contaminated waste is being illegally dumped on a range of sites.

For general inquiries about environmental issues and reports of pollution in NSW call the Environment Line on 131 555 or email info@environment.nsw.gov.au

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