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0227 - Finance and Services - ASBESTOS IN BARYULGIL

0227 - Finance and Services - ASBESTOS IN BARYULGIL

Barham, Jan to the Minister for Fair Trading representing the Minister for Finance and Services

Regarding Baryulgil, a remote Aboriginal community north of Grafton, where asbestos was mined and milled from the early 1940s until 1979:

    1. Has the Government carried out an assessment of the extent of asbestos contamination of the buildings, land and the waterways in the community of Baryulgil?
    2. If so, when was it conducted and what were the conclusions?
  1. Is the Government engaging in any ongoing monitoring of asbestos contamination of buildings, land and water in the Baryulgil community?
  2. Have any actions been initiated to remove asbestos dust and residues from buildings and to remediate the land and the water in Baryulgil, whether prior to or under the Government's State-wide Asbestos Plan?
Answer -

These questions should be directed to the Hon Anthony Roberts, MP in his capacity as the Minister for Resources and Energy.

Question asked on 19 November 2014 (session 55-2) and published in Questions & Answers Paper No. 20
Answer received on 19 December 2014 and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 22 (Prorogued Ed)