House & Home "'Gut wrenching': Hunter man told to expect $1 million asbestos clean-up bill"

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  1. Archaon

    Archaon Well-Known Member

    20th Mar, 2017
    A Hunter region man has been told to expect a $1 million clean-up notice in the mail after a flood mound on his property was found to be contaminated with asbestos.

    Key points:
    • A man is awaiting a $1 million clean-up notice from the EPA after asbestos was found in landfill on his property
    • The Sydney waste company that supplied him with the landfill denies that it was contaminated
    • NSW Shadow Environment Minister says the fill should never have been allowed to leave the facility
    Michael Corling runs a boarding kennel in the Lower Hunter and wanted to build his dream home on the site.

    But it turned into a nightmare when the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) showed up a month before construction was due to start, to break some bad news to him.

    "I thought everything was squared away, that every single truckload that came in had weighbridge records and certificates for the material," he said.
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  2. Player

    Player Well-Known Member

    18th Jun, 2015

    :eek::eek::eek: Ouch! $$$
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  3. Stoffo

    Stoffo Well-Known Member

    14th Jul, 2016
    Sounds like the EPA really dropped the ball on this o_O

    If the EPA had enough suspicion to actually test the soil, they should have put a hold on the pile :mad:

    Aussie skips claims are a joke also, it was their soil being tested, clearly the EPA got the delivery dockets from them to determine where the soil went !

    Feel for the poor guy, it'd be cheaper to concrete over the pile ;)

    It is a bit of a media beat up:rolleyes:
    Is there a Soil Guideline Value (SGV) for asbestos ?
    I was recently led to believe that less than 3ppm was acceptable

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