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Asbestos victims welcome scrapping of waste levy, but urge further steps to prevent dumping.
Thursday, 7 November, 2013

The Asbestos Diseases Foundation of Australia has welcomed a decision by the NSW government to trial the scrapping of a levy on asbestos waste being sent to tips, saying the high cost of disposing asbestos from home renovations was one of the leading causes of illegal dumping of the deadly substance.

The organisation hopes the 12-month trial in at least 10 local government areas will be a success, and can be expanded throughout the state.

ADFA president Barry Robson said he also wanted other states and territories to follow suit with similar schemes to curb illegal dumping, which has seen countless cases of highly-dangerous asbestos dumped on city streets, at times near schools and child care centres.

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2013 Awarenes Day Invitation.
Tuesday, 5 November, 2013

Regional Community of Warialda Exposed to Asbestos due to Unsafe Council Work Practices.
Wednesday, 25 September, 2013

Both WorkCover and the EPA have now publicly confirmed that they are investigating.

The EPA have also said the council have admitted "inadvertently" dumping about 10 cubic metres of asbestos contaminated soil on council-owned land at Warialda.

» ADFA Warialda Press Release.
» The Australian News Article.

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