Journal article

Managing the intractable: Communicative structures for management of hexachlorobenzene and other scheduled wastes

Ian Rae, Paul Brown

JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT | ACADEMIC PRESS LTD- ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2009

Abstract

This paper explores issues of governance and decision-making structures associated with the problem of hexachlorobenzene (HCB) waste at Botany in New South Wales. From a government perspective, the problem is 'downstream' of a well-known national controversy over whether Australia should have a high-temperature incinerator (HTI) to 'dispose' of such scheduled wastes. The 1992 decision not to proceed with HTI followed an extensive process of public consultation, which, against the expectations of industry and government, saw the emergence of Australia-wide community opposition. Alternative national management plans were formulated for the treatment of several types of organochlorine waste, wi..

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