Frightening test results
CRAIG Lamberton met with residents of Coramba last night to find the quickest, least disruptive means of remediation for the identified benzene contamination sites.
The director of specialised reguations (contaminated sites) for the Department of Environment and Conservation said DEC were hoping to resolve the issue shortly.
"We regulate where (the contamination) poses a significant risk of harm," Mr Lamberton said.
"Broadly speaking, the properties where it flows under has between seven to 14 metres of clay between the contamination and the surface."
"Our focus will be on where it is exposed."
He said there were several options to consider.