Victoria's second biggest city will be left with a 350,000-square-metre mountain of fire-prone industrial waste on its doorstep after losing a legal bid to shut down a failing recycling business.
|The CFA gave evidence to VCAT that the recycling |
stockpile in Lara is likely to go up in flames.
The VCAT decision has underlined the extent of Victoria’s recycling crisis, and how in some cases the cure can be worse than the disease.
The City of Geelong this month lost its bid to revoke the operating permit of C & D Recycling in Lara, having tried for more than a year to force the site to close in order to avoid the risk of exposing residents to a toxic fire like the one that blanketed Melbourne 11 months ago.
Read the story by Adam Carey from The Age - “Geelong fumes as VCAT rules giant flammable waste pile can stay.”