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Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils slams Badgerys Creek assessment as ‘full of holes’

1 December 2015
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Western Sydney councils have slammed a federal government report into the proposed multi-billion dollar airport at Badgerys Creek as a “rush job” that is “full of holes”. The Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils president Tony Hadchiti said the draft environmental impact statement for a second Sydney aiport overlooked key repercussions for the region. The […] Find out more

Nuclear waste storage: Government officials grilled over proposal for historic village Sallys Flat

29 November 2015
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Dozens of people have attended a community meeting to grill Federal Government officials over a proposal to store nuclear waste near a historic village in the Bathurst district in central west New South Wales. Sallys Flat is one of six sites around Australia shortlisted by the Federal Government to host the country’s first permanent nuclear […] Find out more

RAAF chemical contamination of Tomago sandbeds reduces Hunter Water storage

29 November 2015
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The contamination crisis stemming from the Williamtown Air Force base is now impacting on the Hunter’s water supply, with Hunter Water losing access to 1.5 billion litres in the Tomago Sandbeds. Hunter Water has three pump stations inside the Environment Protection Authority’s investigation zone of the sandbeds, and has chosen to not use them until […] Find out more

Angry response on fishing compo from families affected by toxic RAAF base leak

9 November 2015
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Commercial fishermen near Newcastle have reacted angrily to a compensation package, announced in the wake of fisheries closures due to a toxic chemical leak from Williamtown’s air force base. Many have not received an income for two months after fishing bans were put in place when the chemicals from firefighting foam leaked into surface and […] Find out more