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Tassal announcement welcomed

Elise Archer, Minister for Environment and Parks

I welcome Tassal’s decision not to proceed with their application to pump treated waste into Macquarie Harbour.

I had made it clear that I was not comfortable with the previous proposal and that it was outside of community expectations.  I am very pleased Tassal has listened to my concerns and that of the community, and come up with an alternative proposal.

The partnership with TasWater to remove the waste is a logical solution that should alleviate the concerns of environmentalists and the community, and one that I’m sure will be welcomed by all stakeholders.