Wednesday June 28, 2017
Tanya Davies MP, Member for Mulgoa, has received a briefing from the EPA regarding their investigations into residents’ complaints of offensive odours in the Erskine Park and St Clair areas.
The odours were reported to be coming from waste management and recycling facilities in the general area.
The EPA has undertaken regular odour surveys and has inspected all waste facilities in the area to ensure the facilities are complying with their environmental protection licences.
Since February 2017 the EPA has found a number of procedural and technical issues relating to some facilities and regulatory action was initiated as follows:
The EPA has since issued a draft variation to Suez’s waste processing environment protection licence. The draft variation has been provided to Suez for comment.
Suez was also instructed to cover all outdoor compost materials to minimise odour emissions.
The EPA will continue to take regulatory action and tighten the licence conditions of waste facilities in the area to address potential sources of the offensive odours.
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