- Local & State Government, Victoria. Victorian EPA specifically.
The Victorian Government had a policy for toxic waste (most often referred to as hazardous waste) which included a long-term containment facility for the storage of these wastes which could not be managed in any other way. The government decided not to proceed with a long-term containment facility and revoked the policy which required it. Instead, the government decided to continue to rely on the Lyndhurst tip till 2020 for the disposal of hazardous waste and increase landfill levies considerably to discourage disposal of this waste to the tip. The funds raised from the landfill levy would be used for new technologies to either reduce the waste that was produced or that would reduce or remove the hazard from the waste.
Part of the petition was to reduce toxic waste being manufactured as well as an end of disposal of toxic waste at the Lyndhurst tip in the near future.
Toxic waste is called toxic because it is hazardous to our health. Dumping of toxic waste in Lyndhurst, in the south east of Melbourne continues to this day, and is too close to residences and compromises the health and safety of local communities.
The legalities of the toxic waste being deposited there are still being tested. Even so, we should not have our health and safety compromised, and there must be better ways to manage toxic waste.
In support of the Residents Against Toxic Waste In the South East, we the undersigned are petitioning against the continued depositing of toxic waste in the Lyndhurst Toxic Landfil site.
We ask that VCAT, EPA Victoria, and the minister for the Department of Sustainability & Environment Victoria Hon. Johnstone William Thwaites reconsider the continuance of dumping toxic waste at Lyndhurst, and resolve to manage the toxic waste at a more sensible location, and reduce toxic waste being manufactured.
We require that a timely end to toxic waste acceptance at Lyndhurst to be brought about in the very near future.
The Support RATWISE, Outlaw toxic waste in the south east! petition to Local & State Government, Victoria. Victorian EPA specifically. was written by Matthew Ridgeway and is in the category Health at GoPetition.