Dirty Deeds Part I: Insiders reveal decades of dumping toxic waste by Rutherford waste-oil refinery Truegain, also known at Australian Waste Oil Refineries

Donna Page
Nick Bielby
Updated November 10 2020 - 1:40pm, first published November 10 2018 - 7:00am
THREAT: A Fire and Rescue NSW Hazmat crew inspecting Truegain's Rutherford site in March 2017 following a tip to the EPA about a "chemical hazard" at the site. Picture: Perry Duffin
THREAT: A Fire and Rescue NSW Hazmat crew inspecting Truegain's Rutherford site in March 2017 following a tip to the EPA about a "chemical hazard" at the site. Picture: Perry Duffin

MILLIONS of litres of toxic waste collected from across Australia has been secretly pumped into creeks or dumped on the ground over decades by a Maitland waste-oil refinery company.

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Donna Page

Donna Page

Investigative journalist at the Newcastle Herald

Nick Bielby

Nick Bielby

Senior Journalist

Nick Bielby is a crime reporter who has worked as a journalist since 2011. Having joined the Newcastle Herald in 2017, he won a Walkley Award in 2019 with Donna Page for their investigation 'Dirty Deeds', which exposed the decades of illegal dumping of toxic material in and around a Hunter waterway.

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