Australia – Industrial pollution breaches widespread, study finds

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The Age – The recent chemical leaks from Orica factories are not isolated events but  fit a wider pattern of continuing pollution at hundreds of sites, an analysis of  the state’s environmental protection licences shows. With the NSW government set to release its report this week into the  hexavalent chromium leak near Stockton in Newcastle, a study by the Total  Environment Centre has found dozens more breaches, including many that had gone  unreported by companies until they were picked up by government audits. It says  the  system of monitoring is ”dysfunctional”. Read article