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Tuesday, 13 May 2008
Page: 1590


Senator Bob Brown asked the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, upon notice, on 12 February 2008:

With reference to the answer to question on notice no. 3242 (Senate Hansard, 10 September 2007, p. 191): using existing Australian facilities, how long would it take to dispose of the stockpile of hexachlorobenzene waste at Botany Bay, Sydney.


Senator Wong (Minister for Climate Change and Water) —The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and the Arts has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question:

I am advised that there is no existing facility in Australia capable of treating the stockpile of hexachlorobenzene (HCB) waste currently stored at Botany Bay in Sydney.