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Gawler Council reduces price for contaminated land at Evanston Gardens sold to Peregrine Corporation
2 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
2 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
6 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
7 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
8 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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Gas station leak United Petroleum (UP) in The Strand, Dee Why has ‘potential to cause harm’
8 months ago

Gas station leak United Petroleum (UP) in The Strand, Dee Why has ‘potential to cause harm’

Leaky tanks at a Dee Why petrol station have polluted surrounding groundwater, potentially “causing harm” to human health and the environment.

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued United …
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The dirt on clean electric cars: they’re not as green as you think they are
11 months ago

The dirt on clean electric cars: they’re not as green as you think they are

Beneath the hoods of millions of the clean electric cars rolling onto the world’s roads in the next few years will be a dirty battery.

Every big carmaker has plans …
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New Draft Guidelines for forecourt runoff released in NSW
12 months ago

New Draft Guidelines for forecourt runoff released in NSW

By  •  Environment

At its most basic level, current environmental laws in all Australian States and Territories put an absolute obligation on service station operators to take all reasonable steps to prevent pollution …
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Have your say: Reducing the risk of pollution from service station runoff
12 months ago

Have your say: Reducing the risk of pollution from service station runoff

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is inviting feedback, particularly from industry and local councils, on a draft guide that outlines how service stations can better protect the environment from …
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