Broken Hill Lead Remediation Scheme

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SpeakersMoppett The Hon Doug; Tebbutt The Hon Carmel
BusinessQuestions Without Notice


The Hon. D. F. MOPPETT: My question without notice is directed to the Minister for Juvenile Justice, Minister Assisting the Premier on Youth, and Minister Assisting the Minister for the Environment, representing the Minister for the Environment. The Minister would be familiar with the environmental lead remediation scheme being
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undertaken in Broken Hill which involves, in part, the removal of contaminated soil and its replacement with soil from adjacent areas of low health hazard. Does the scheme extend to the treatment of insect pests that might be brought in with the soil, such as bush ticks and bull ants? If not, would the Minister be prepared to look at individual cases in which hardship is experienced because soil containing pests causes inconsiderable inconvenience to house-holders?

The Hon. CARMEL TEBBUTT: I thank the Hon. D. F. Moppett for his good question, but it is not one that I can respond to with adequate detail. As the question deserves a comprehensive response I will take it on notice and undertake to get a response from the Minister for the Environment as soon as possible.