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ALGA eNewsletter 2017 Issue No.18

     IN THE NEWS

Moorabool Shire ratepayers footing $40K bill for illegally dumped asbestos

ILLEGALLY dumped asbestos is costing ratepayers in a regional Victorian shire more than $40,000 a year, its council has revealed in an appeal for help finding the culprits. read more

PFOA, PFOS Discovered at Paper Composting Facility

PFOA and PFOS, toxic chemicals linked to cancer, now could be impacting residents in Cambridge and surrounding Washington County towns following its discovery at a paper composting facility, according to the Department of Environmental Conservation. read more

Indonesia seeks $2B compensation for Thai firm's oil spill

The Indonesian government is seeking $2 billion in compensation from Thailand's state oil company and its Australian unit for an oil spill in the Timor Sea nearly eight years ago, an official said Friday. read more


Dear ExampleContactFirstName

We are now on the down-hill slide to the end of Austalian financial year, where budgets are looking to be spent, as well as locked in for the new year! Check out just 'round the corner or our events calendar on the website to see what is yet in store!

Did you know? ALGA has a 1-day training course "An Introduction to Sites Contaminated with PFAS" which has been designed to provide basic training for those with little knowledge of assessment and management of contaminated land and groundwater (with PFAS as the focus). It is delivered in-house after a pre-program briefing session with facilitators to ensure the tailoring of content to address specific needs. Delivery dates too are flexible - want to know more, do not hesitate emailling me for more information.

As always any suggestions or concerns do not hesitate to contact me directly OR use the "soapbox" button on the website.

Enjoy!

Elisabethe Dank
Chief Executive Officer

ALGA is continually building on it's library of resources on the website under the resources - papers tab click here. However please note, this is a member benefit only - a password will have been provided in your membership confirmation email.

This website section includes copies of recordings, powerpoint presentations and/or event summary reports for ALGA events held - click here
Enabling Innovative Solutions in Site Assessment and Remediation
Sydney Branch - May
Hazardous Materials - A Different Perspective
Sydney Branch - April
Love Thy Contractor – Getting the Best Project Outcomes Through Relationship Management
Melbourne Branch - April
Risk and Reality - Contaminated Sites and Community Perceptions
Perth Branch - April
Protecting Paradise: 1080 And The Fight To Save New Zealand’s Wildlife
Auckland Branch - March
Asbestos in the Bay
Bay of Plenty Branch - March
Chain of Responsibility – A New Era of Environmental
Obligations?

Perth branch - March
The EPA Victoria Reform Agenda · Priorities for Pollution Prevention and Managing Legacy Risks
Melbourne Branch - March
QLD Student Night & Lab Tour

When: Tuesday, 16th May

Cost*: $5 (ALGA Student Members) $15 everybody else

Click here for more information and to register
Asbestos and the Environment in the Time of “Fake News”

When: Wednesday, 17th May

Cost*: $25 (ALGA members) $60 everybody else

Click here for more information and to register
2017 Student Information Night

When: Wednesday, 17th May

Cost*: Free for students to attend.

Click here for more information and to register
Emerging Contaminants in an Emerging Regulatory Landscape

When: Tuesday, 23rd May

Cost*: $25 (ALGA members) $60 everybody else

Click here for more information and to register
Managing health and safety on a high hazards site including a Canterbury case study with contributions from Environment Canterbury and Worksafe

When: Tuesday, 23rd May

Cost*: $25 (ALGA members) $60 everybody else

Click here for more information and to register
Enviro Drinks 2017

When: Friday, 26rd May

Cost*: $35 including GST

Click here for more information and to register
SIGNAL - Steps to Resolve the ASBestos-In-Soil (ASBINS) Technical Controversies

When: Monday, 19th June

Where: Maddocks, 123 Pitt St, Sydney NSW

Cost*: $200 (ALGA members) $275 everybody else

Click here for more information and to register
2017 Regional Contaminated Land Conference

When: Monday, 26th June

Where: Queanbeyan NSW

Cost*: $450 (ALGA members) $600 everybody else

SAVE THE DATE!
* All fees listed are excluding GST


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