Statement from NSW Environment Protection Authority:
The EPA is reviewing final odour reports from both Coffs Harbour City Council and Biomass as part of our investigation into the odour issue in the vicinity of Englands Road, North Boambee Valley.
Council recently advised the EPA that its independent industry expert had identified the landfill as the likely source of the main odour.
To help mitigate the issue, Council has since reduced the size of the active area of their landfill and added additional capping to help seal in any odours.
The EPA is preparing further regulatory action to require Council to take additional steps to reduce the odour.
The EPA’s daily surveys are showing a general reduction in offensive odours in the area, but we note there are still times when the odour is significant.
The above is from Moffee at TripleM Coffs Coast – a full two minute audio report can also be heard here; https://omny.fm/shows/triple-m-coffs-breakfast/epa-statement-coffs-harbour-city-council-independe
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