Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Asbestos Deal a Boost to Council; Waste Is Set to Be Buried

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Asbestos Deal a Boost to Council; Waste Is Set to Be Buried

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Ross Irby

ross.irby@dailymercury.com.au

DOLLARS are tight and Mackay Regional Council is set to boost its cash flow through waste by taking in tonnes of toxic asbestos from the Bowen Basin and giving it a decent burial -- at a price.

Councillors have agreed to the lucrative deal to bury 320 tonne of asbestos waste at Hogan's Pocket landfill site.

It is from 3km of unwanted pipeline from a decommissioned BMA raw water supply that served several mines.

The concrete-lined mild steel pipeline is bitumen and asbestos bonded coating on the outside.

Council has previously not accepted waste from outside the region

Councillor for Waste and Health Laurence Bonaventura, said the 320 tonnes of waste would be buried at the Hogan's Pocket landfill site, and after costs, would bring council a $100,000 profit.

He said it did not pose a health risk and its transportation would meet the conditions of the Environment Protection Agency and Work, Health and Safety Queensland. …

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