Breakthrough at Boolaroo for disposal of lead contaminated soil

Helen Gregory
By Helen Gregory
January 17 2020 - 9:00am
Finally: Boolaroo Action Group's Jim Sullivan said the group and the community had been fighting for local soil disposal for a decade. The Newcastle Herald's award winning Toxic Truth campaign echoed this call. Picture: Peter Stoop

A decision to allow North Lake Macquarie landowners to dispose lead contaminated soil at Awaba tip has been heralded as a "great result".

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Helen Gregory

Helen Gregory

Journalist

Helen Gregory joined the Newcastle Herald in 2010. She is the masthead’s education reporter and has written for the H2 and Weekender sections, as well as across a range of issues. Helen is a Walkley Award winning journalist and was also part of the Newcastle Herald team that won the United Nations World Environment Day Media Award for Environmental Reporting in 2015.