Michael West Tamar
John Gay said the Herzfeld report was now superseded, with new studies showing earlier trigger level inputs for the effluent “were based on old studies from the Baltic Sea [which] were not scientifically appropriate for Bass Strait”. The effluent trigger levels “approved by the Federal Minister in Module L superseded those used in a CSIRO study” said Mr Gay.
John Gay said the Herzfeld report was now superseded, with new studies showing earlier trigger level inputs for the effluent “were based on old studies from the Baltic Sea [which] were not scientifically appropriate for Bass Strait”. The effluent trigger levels “approved by the Federal Minister in Module L superseded those used in a CSIRO study” said Mr Gay.

Has the Federal Minister raised the permissible concentrations of chlorate in the permit conditions?

Will the State government pass an amendment to the Pulp Mill Assessment Act (PMAA) and raise the permissible concentrations of chlorate in the permit conditions?

What is the scientific justification for raising the allowed concentrations as implied by John Gay?

Will the fishing industry be impacted by the pollution?

Will the fishing industry be paid compensation for lost markets and lost jobs or will Section 11 of the PMAA continue to block any attempts for compensation through the legal system?