Environmental watchdog failed to prevent toxic PFAS chemical spill that polluted Maitland creek

Donna Page
Nick Bielby
By Donna Page, and Nick Bielby
Updated January 8 2019 - 5:34am, first published December 27 2018 - 6:00pm
THREAT: Environment Protection Authority officers doing a walkover of the former Truegain waste-oil refinery plant at Rutherford after reports of a potential spill in 2017. Picture: Perry Duffin

THE NSW environment watchdog is being charged with “sitting back and watching” a major chemical spill unfold at Truegain's abandoned Rutherford waste-oil refinery that saw toxic firefighting chemicals pollute a Maitland creek that runs to the Hunter River.

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Donna Page

Donna Page

Investigative journalist at the Newcastle Herald

Nick Bielby

Nick Bielby

Journalist

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