Proposed ULAB Project at Hazelwood North - New Independent health study finds "no risks to the health of residents"
Chunxing engaged Environmental Risk Sciences Pty Ltd (enRiskS) to carry out a Human Health Risk Assessment. Their report is provided here. It’s key conclusions were:
“Based on the evaluation presented in relation to potential health impacts of air emissions from the proposed ULAB recycling facility, the following is concluded:
Inhalation exposures: Risks to human health associated with acute or chronic exposures are negligible. This includes risks to pollutants presents as gases, particulate matter and pollutants bound to particulates.
Multiple pathway exposures: Risks to human health associated with chronic exposures to pollutants, bound to particulates, that may deposit to surfaces and taken up into produce for home consumption relevant to all surrounding areas, including all rural residential and low- density residential properties, are negligible.”
In relation to industrial neighbours and visitors to the site:
“The assessment of potential acute and chronic inhalation exposures in these areas has concluded that there are no risks to the health of workers or visitors.”
In relation to those residential areas located closest to the site:
“The assessment of potential acute inhalation and chronic inhalation and multi-pathway exposures in the residential and rural residential areas has concluded that there are no risks to the health of residents.”
28th May 2020