WA: Chemical Spill Cleaned Up

Reported by Admin | 05 Jun, 2010

Authorities have performed cleanups in the Perth suburb of Neerabup after a chemical spill took place in the area yesterday. According to the Fire and Emergency Services Authority (FESA), the spill took place on Turnbull Road near Warman Street, where a chemical overheated in the industrial area. FESA said the fumes containing carbon dioxide, carbon …

VIC: Driver Fined Over Botched Chemical Delivery

Reported by Admin | 05 Jun, 2010

The Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court has convicted a truck driver following a December 2008 chemical incident at packaging company in Reservoir. The driver pleaded guilty after being charged of causing an environmental hazard. He was ordered to pay $6,700. The Court was told the man, who was a subcontractor, delivered 18,000 litres of sodium hypochlorite (hypo) …

WA: Institute Insists Campus Safe Despite 127 Notices

Reported by Admin | 17 May, 2010

A technological institute denies its campus is not safe amid receiving 127 infringement notices from WorkSafe. The notices included alleged violations ranging from unsecured gas cylinders, risk of chemical fumes and unprotected machinery. The institute’s managing director said their campus has a good safety record. She added the infringement notices did not mean school personnel …