Call to catch en­vi­ron­men­tal van­dal

Kalamunda Reporter - - Front Page - Sarah Brookes

AU­THOR­I­TIES say 200 litres of waste oil dumped down a stormwa­ter drain in Mid­land has not pol­luted local wa­ter­ways or the He­lena River.

A De­part­ment of Water and En­vi­ron­men­tal Reg­u­la­tion (DWER) of­fi­cial said pol­lu­tion re­sponse of­fi­cers ex­am­ined drains in the area and de­ter­mined that the waste oil had not dis­charged off site.

The De­part­ment has asked the pub­lic for help to iden­tify the per­son re­spon­si­ble for dump­ing the waste oil out­side Su­per Cheap Auto. A nearby CCTV cam­era was not in op­er­a­tion at the time.

DWER of­fi­cers were called to the site on Au­gust 22 and found used en­gine oil con­tain­ers had been dumped overnight. Of­fi­cers worked with com­mer­cial clean up con­trac­tors and the City of Swan to have the stormwa­ter drains pumped out and waste oil residues re­moved.

DWER se­nior man­ager pol­lu­tion re­sponse Ken Raine said based on the types of con­tain­ers, quan­tity and type of oil the dumper was likely to be part of a com­mer­cial busi­ness.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion that could help iden­tify the of­fend­ers is urged to contact DWER's Pol­lu­tion Watch Hot­line 1300 784 782 (24 hours) or email pol­lu­tion­watch@der.wa.gov.au

A con­trac­tor clears oil from a stormwa­ter drain out­side Su­per Cheap Auto.

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