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Wollongong toxic waste site cleared prompting pollution fears for nearby homes, public wetland

"It's over a decade since the Copper Smelter closed down and the fact that this EPL (Environment Protection Licence) is hanging around like a zombie that can be resurrected is really concerning."

"That licence shouldn't just be allowed to hang around for decades."

Cath Blakey, Greens candidate for Wollongong.

Story by Nick McLaren at ABC News Illawarra, 9 Jan 2023.

Story by Ben Langford in the Illawarra Mercury, 30 December 2022.

(Updated 17 August 2023: Primbee copper slag dump has its 'zombie licence' revoked by EPA)