Recommendations have been made to prevent a repeat of the devastating chemical spill and fire incident following the warehouse attack in Cornubia in July. The preliminary Compliance Profile Report indicates both a lack of critical risk assessment or planning permissions, and inadequate Environmental Authorisations.
COVID-19 has undoubtedly been devastating. Much of the devastation and fear around the disease stem from the unprecedented novelties of the virus, originally named ‘2019 Novel Coronavirus’ to describe this ‘novel’ or ‘new’ strain of coronavirus.
Fracking, a process which enables access to shale gas not accessible to conventional drilling operations, is a good example of the environmental, social and economic balancing act required of decision makers.