Mr Corbell said the independent expert, who would have experience in toxicology with a focus on environmental containments including PCBs and dioxins, would review the government’s chemical contamination testing results and provide advice to the government on long-term monitoring regime, which would include substantial testing of dioxins.
“The review will involve a full assessment of the efficacy of the testing that the ACT Government carried out during and after the Mitchell fire,” Mr Corbell said.
“It would also give absolute assurance to the government and the community that our testing regime was adequate.”
Mr Corbell said if the review found any issues with the ACT’s testing regime, he wanted to know about them. “The government is open to the results of all the investigations and reviews that are being carried out as a result of the Mitchell fire,” he said.
Not sure why he needs a review if he already knows it’s going to provide “absolute assurance”.
While we’re launching inquiries is it too much to ask for one into what other businesses have scented the blood in the water and are shipping poison into Canberra thanks to our
incompetent lax regulatory environment?
[Photo by John Lafferty]