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Emergency Response to a Pollution Incident

EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO A POLLUTION  INCIDENT  

 

QUARRY (old BORAL Site)  Newell Highway,   South of Coonabarabran

 

If a pollution incident occurs, the following organisations shall be contacted in the order listed.

 

1. Call 000 if the incident presents an immediate threat to human health .  

Fire and Rescue NSW, the NSW Police and the NSW Ambulance Service are the first responders, as they are responsible for controlling and containing incidents, otherwise call :-

 

2. The Quarry Owners  -   Warrumbungle Shire Council,

 

RING                                       Warrumbungle Shire Council - 6849 2000

 

Ask for                                    (a) Quarry  Manager  

                                                (b) Director Technical Services  

                                                (c) The Manager Regulatory Services

 

After Hours Call Centre       6849 2000  -  redirects to Council  ‘On Call Officer’

 

3. Environment Protection Authority

 

            Dubbo Regional Office –                                02 6883 5330

            Pollution Line -                                                131 555

 

4. NSW Ministry of Health

 

            Dubbo Regional Office –                                02 6841 5569

            Public Health Officer on Call(24 hours) –      0418 866 397

 

5. Work Cover NSW

            Hotline -                                                           131 050

  

LINK to WARRUMBUNGLE SHIRE COUNCIL, Pollution Response Management Plans (PIRMP)

 

Last Updated: 20 Jul 2016