Bush Diary

Bush fire ignites waste oil ponds

Of­fi­cers of the En­vi­ron­men­tal Man­age­ment Au­thor­i­ty are con­tin­u­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tions in­to Tues­day’s fire which razed part of a re­me­di­a­tion site owned by Earth Com­pa­ny Lim­it­ed.

In an in­ter­view with Guardian Me­dia, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of the EMA Hay­den Ro­mano said the fire caused con­sid­er­able dam­age to the area. He added that an in­ves­ti­ga­tion is on to de­ter­mine whether there was any breach of en­vi­ron­men­tal reg­u­la­tions.

Not­ing that the area was not a land­fill site, Ro­mano ex­plained: “It is a re­me­di­a­tion site.