EPA has suspended the licence of a Campbellfield company that provides storage and disposal services of hazardous and industrial waste and specialises in treating solvent and other waste from paint and related industries.
On Wednesday 13 March 2019, EPA officers conducted a licence compliance inspection at the Campbellfield premises of Bradbury Industrial Services Pty Ltd and found the company is storing more waste than permitted under its EPA licence, storage containers are not adequately labelled and are being handled outside an adequately bunded area.
As a result of that inspection, EPA issued Bradbury with a notice on Friday (15 March 2019), demanding it show cause as to why its licence should not be suspended. The notice gave the company until Monday 18 March 2019 at 4pm to provide the necessary evidence.
“As Bradbury has not satisfied us that it can show cause as to why it should not have its licence suspended EPA has taken the next step of suspension,” said EPA CEO Dr Cathy Wilkinson.
“The licence can be reinstated once Bradbury can show, to EPA’s satisfaction, that it has taken the necessary steps to return to compliance with its licence requirements.
“The community has a right to expect that the management of hazardous and industrial waste is done to a high standard that meets regulations. This was not the case with Bradbury and is why EPA has taken this important decision.”
To allow due process, EPA is limited in providing further information but will keep the community updated where possible.