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Question Without Notice No. 1061 asked in the Legislative Council on 1 November 2018 by Hon Jacqui Boydell

Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 1 November 2018

MINING — ASBESTOS MANAGEMENT — PILBARA

1061. Hon JACQUI BOYDELL to the Minister for Regional Development:

I refer to all iron ore mining operations in the Pilbara and the management of asbestos.

(1) Please detail which companies have submitted asbestos management plans relating to what mine sites to the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety.

(2) Please detail the number of times and the locations where the department has been advised that asbestos has been encountered in mining operations in the Pilbara.

(3) How often does the department receive monitoring results from mining companies outlining the mineral content of iron ore during ship-loading activities?

(4) Has the department ever received notification from mining companies that members of the community or port workers have been exposed to asbestos during ship-loading of iron ore?

Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:

I thank the member for the question.

The Minister for Mines and Petroleum has provided the following information. It is not possible to provide the requested information in the time given. I therefore ask the member to place the question on notice.