Posted by Jim on September 30, 2010
The Greens’ spokesperson for the Wide Bay federal electorate has written to the Chairman of the Gympie Regional Council’s Works & Service Committee requesting specific information on the nature of liquid waste, its storage and removal at Gympie’s Southside Waste Management Facility.
In April 2010, the Greens’ Senate candidate Libby Connors raised the issue of dying animals at an adjacent property and it has not been resolved.
According to the Council’s description of this waste facility, the Southside tip does not accept oil or liquid waste. However, tankers and sullage trucks have been frequently been observed recently, apparently pumping liquid material from a ground tank on this facility, which is not supposed to accept liquid waste at all.
The Greens are concerned both about the environmental impacts of the tip and for the health of neighbours and their animals.
Jim McDonald, Greens Spokesperson, Wide Bay Federal Electorate, 30 September 2010by