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Question Without Notice No. 1214 asked in the Legislative Council on 22 November 2018 by Hon Diane Evers

Minister responding: Hon W.J. Johnston
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on

GALAXY RESOURCES — LITHIUM MINE — DUST MANAGEMENT

1214. Hon DIANE EVERS to the minister representing the Minister for Mines and Petroleum:

I refer to the lithium mine at Old Newdegate Road, Ravensthorpe, being operated by Galaxy Resources.

(1) What conditions have been placed on the company to ensure that emissions and discharges from the operation do not contaminate or spread to neighbouring properties?

(2) What penalties are in place if the operator fails to comply with these conditions?

(3) Will the minister look into complaints by some residents that spodumene silicate dust has been blowing onto their properties?

(4) If no to (3), why not?

(5) If yes to (3), will the minister take immediate action to rectify the problem and enforce the penalties available if the issue is not fully addressed?

Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:

I have not seen that question. I certainly do not have a copy of the answer on my file. When did the member lodge that question?

Hon Diane Evers: I believe it was lodged a couple of weeks ago.

Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN: We will follow that up. I do not have any record here of that question.