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Wednesday 14th April 2021

Apr 14th 2021

Wednesday 14th April 2021

Illegal asbestos waste dumping in New Zealand leads to clean-up bill. 

A New Zealand local council faces a significant clean-up bill after a 4 square meter pile of waste containing asbestos was illegally dumped near the Waimakariri River.

Although the waste was packaged correctly for the hazardous substance, it was not disposed of in a licenced facility. The waste would have posed a threat for residents when the bags eventually degraded.

The waste was removed by a specialist asbestos contractor, who required three people and machinery to remediate the site.

Zone delivery lead for the area Marco Cataloni said, ‘Whoever dumped it knew they were dealing with a hazardous substance’ and ‘Dumpers might think they are saving themselves money, but they are costing their friends and neighbours.’

Read more on this topic, on the Trinitas Group website.

Jobs created as South Australian wind turbine project progresses. 

Major wind power producer Iberdrola has completed construction of the first of 50 wind turbines at its hybrid and solar Port Augusta Renewable Energy Park in South Australia.

A total of 50 Vestas wind turbines will be installed at the site, and nearly 250,000 Longi solar PV panels. The installation process is expected to be completed before the end of 2021.

The project is expected to create approximately 200 jobs during construction and around 20 full-time roles during commercial operation.

Investing in this project is part of the company’s growth strategy in Australia, which aims to transition customers to renewable energy by providing them with reliable and affordable clean energy.

The original article can be found on the Energy Global website.

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