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Environment Protection Authority

NSW EPA Statement regarding Four Corners

Media release: 9 August 2017


The NSW Environment Protection Authority Chair and CEO Barry Buffier said he had considered the ABC TV Four Corners program (7 August), which raised significant issues and included an interview with EPA Executive Director for Waste and Resource Recovery Stephen Beaman.

"The Four Corners program contained allegations about corruption in the waste industry and suggested, or implied, corrupt conduct through inaction by the EPA in response to notifications of illegal waste activities.

"Consequently, I have referred this matter to ICAC today.

"The EPA has the toughest waste regulations in the country and puts significant effort into regulating the waste industry, monitoring compliance and taking enforcement action, and that work will continue."

Mr Beaman will be taking four weeks recreation leave, effective today.

Contact: EPA Public Affairs

Page last updated: 09 August 2017