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Caltex Reported PFAS Contamination
3 weeks ago

Caltex Reported PFAS Contamination

PFAS contamination at the former Caltex Fuel Depot in Kingaroy was first detected during decommissioning work at the site.

A Caltex spokesperson told southburnett.com.au that Caltex historically used firefighting foams on the former …
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SA Government introduces UPSS Licencing Laws
3 weeks ago

SA Government introduces UPSS Licencing Laws

By  •  Environment

Earlier this year, the South Australian Environment Protection Agency (SA EPA) announced that the State Government had decided to add petrol stations to the list of activities of ‘environmental significance’ …
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Campbelltown Council awarded $400K in compensation for Caltex fuel leaks
4 weeks ago

Campbelltown Council awarded $400K in compensation for Caltex fuel leaks

Campbelltown Council has been awarded $400,000 in compensation from oil giant Caltex, settling a fuel leakage dispute which lasted more than four years.

In the Environment, Resources and Development Court …
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BP’s grim warning on carbon emissions
1 month ago

BP’s grim warning on carbon emissions

The world’s tardiness in starting to reduce carbon emissions will make the inevitable transition to net zero emissions more disorderly and costly, according to energy major BP’s chief economist, Spencer Dale, who …
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Gawler Council reduces price for contaminated land at Evanston Gardens sold to Peregrine Corporation
4 months ago

Gawler Council reduces price for contaminated land at Evanston Gardens sold to Peregrine Corporation

Gawler Council has been forced to reduce the sale price for a former Country Fire Service training site at Evanston Gardens after soil tests found it was contaminated with a …
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UPSS in the spotlight
4 months ago

UPSS in the spotlight

By  •  Environment

All Australian States and Territories have comprehensive laws and regulations that are designed to protect the natural environment. Consequently, every business owner has an absolute obligation to ensure that they …
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Campbelltown Council to be compensated over potential leaks from Caltex service station

Campbelltown Council will receive compensation from oil giant Caltex to settle a fuel leakage dispute.

The Environment, Resources and Development Court found the council had been forced to spend $150,000 …
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UPSS Regulations in NSW
8 months ago

UPSS Regulations in NSW

By  •  Environment

Petroleum industry stakeholder briefing and discussion forum

The proper management of Underground Petroleum Storage Systems (UPSS) is a significant legal obligation for all service station operators under State …
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Corio residents near Viva Refinery report “black grease-like” droplets falling on homes
9 months ago

Corio residents near Viva Refinery report “black grease-like” droplets falling on homes

DROPLETS of a “black grease-like” chemical used to refine petrol have showered at least three properties near the Viva Refinery in Corio.

Testing by Viva has revealed di-isopropanolamine used to …
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Fuel contaminates soil, groundwater at 7-Eleven servo
10 months ago

Fuel contaminates soil, groundwater at 7-Eleven servo

Leaking fuel from a Matraville petrol station has significantly polluted soil and surrounding groundwater, prompting an investigation into potential health impacts on nearby shop workers and residents.

The NSW Environment …
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