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SafeWork NSW seeks feedback on safe storage of ammonium nitrate

Oct 13th 2022

SafeWork NSW seeks feedback on safe storage of ammonium nitrate

SafeWork NSW seeks public input on new safety measures to strengthen the current regulation of ammonium nitrate storage.

Acting Head of SafeWork, Andrew Gavrielatos said the consultation aims to introduce 'mandatory separation distances between ammonium nitrate storage facilities and surrounding infrastructure.'

"Although there is unlikely to be an incident at an ammonium nitrate facility, international incidents such as the explosion in Beirut two years ago show that the consequences can be catastrophic when ammonium nitrate is stored too close to residential, industrial, and other public infrastructure."

"This 'Have Your Say' proposes to strengthen an already robust regulatory framework and ensure clarity and consistency for industry."

The comment period closes at 5.00 pm on Thursday, 3 November 2022.

For more information, visit the SafeWork NSW website.

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