Harry van Moorst
commented on Victorian EPA reforms must grant community better access to air quality monitoring data
2017-01-25 11:22:26 +1100
Thanks EJA – this is a crucial issue that the Inquiry did not adequately address. Over the past 3 months there has been a subterranean fire in the Werribee waste landfill. When we asked for air monitoring arrangements and information we discovered there was none. We asked EPA to ensure there was consistent monitoring undertaken and have yet to hear back, except for a claim that there was no risk to air quality so we need not be concerned! The community has a right to know and should not have to rely solely on the assurances provided without any supporting evidence from our major agencies such as EPA or from the industries involved.