Dust Pollution Fine

Dust is an ever present factor in some industrial work sites and if not properly managed it can result in harsh consequences. Consider Causmag Ore in country New South Wales, a magnesia factory which has been fined $82,500 for an incident involving dust. A fine white dust was emitted from the factory for more than 9 hours. Even though the EPA found there was minimal harm to the environment the company was picked up on management and operational failures including inadequate training.  The agency, which is working with the company to implement a Pollution Reduction Program, said businesses must understand the importance of carrying out regular maintenance, monitoring and training of staff.

Source: Ferret