Environment Protection Group, Environment Australia, May 1998
About the review
This review has been initiated by Environment Australia to determine the availability of technology in Australia for the treatment of arsenic wastes. It is expected that the review will provide a useful resource for Environment Australia and industry in determining the availability of treatment facilities and the most appropriate strategy for managing such wastes.
In particular, the review is to focus on arsenic-contaminated wastes which may include:
- organochlorine pesticides;
- concentrated arsenicals;
- concentrated arsenical mixtures; and
- other arsenicals which have been contaminated with pesticides.
The review excludes arsenic contaminated soil, arsenic contaminated cattle dip sites, and arsenic wastes resulting from mining and mineral processing, except insofar as any treatment technologies used to treat these latter wastes are relevant.