Recent reports have revealed that there has been a rise in the levels of mercury vapor at an Orica plant in Sydney. A couple of weeks ago, there was a rise seen in the levels of hexavalent chromium in the area, which had raised concerns in the public. The NSW is of the view that there new levels of increase in mercury shall not have any sort of ill effects on people of the area, and that they need not be alarmed about the same.
It was revealed by the Office of Environment and Heritage as to why this had happened and why there was an increase in the levels of mercury in the area. There was a breach registered by the monitoring device close by the site at Beauchamp road as well as Denison Street in Banksmeadow.
The OEH is of the view that increased levels of ,mercury do not seem to pose an immediate threat to the health of humans and this is why people need not be alarmed as the situation is under control.
"This highlights the need for legislative changes to ensure companies must report within a designated time frame, not when is practicable as is the case now”, said Environment Minister Robyn Parker.
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