Work to clear toxic antimony mine site

REMEDIATION works at the old Urunga antimony processing site will start next Monday

A community briefing will be given at a public meeting at the Urunga Golf Club tomorrow from 6pm.

Member for Oxley Melinda Pavey said the NSW Government has invested more than $4 million in the remediation project to rehabilitate the site.

"Department of Primary Industries, Lands, engaged the Soil Conservation Service to project manage the detailed investigations of the site, develop a Remedial Action Plan and manage the works," Ms Pavey said.

"The works prescribed in the Remedial Action Plan are designed to comply with the EPA management order and to remediate the site so that it's safe for public access and to minimise any further impact on the adjacent wetland.

"The remediation activities will be conducted onsite in accordance with various site specific management plans which address issues including dust, water quality and traffic management."

The derelict antimony processing site is located on Hillside Dr and lies between the Pacific Hwy and a state significant wetland, which forms part of the Urunga Lagoon and Kalang River systems. Ms Pavey said the project is expected to be completed by early next year.

Remeditation works have been funded through an Environmental Trust allocation of $500,000, $2.1 million from the Derelict Mines Committee and the balance from the Department of Primary Industries.



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