Exporting HCB waste for destruction
In July 2016 Orica lodged an application with the Federal Government to export an initial shipment of 135 tonnes of Hexachlorobenzene (HCB) waste for safe and permanent destruction in Finland at a facility operated by Finnish environmental management company, Ekokem.
Orica’s application to the Federal Government followed an extensive review of options over a number of years.
The application was approved by Australian and Finnish governments in 2016 and the first shipment of 135 tonnes of HCB arrived safely in Finland in February 2017. Orica will now progress further export applications.
More information about the 2016 export application is available in the following documents:
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