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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/09/2002   
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Contents >> Environment >> Environmental complaints >> Industrial pollution incidents

Responding to industrial pollution incidents (including air and noise pollution) is the responsibility of the State Government. Incidents result from:

  • petroleum and chemical spills, disposals and processing
  • manufacturing and mineral processing
  • waste transport and disposal
  • food production
  • extractive industries (e.g. quarries, mining operations).
ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLAINTS, Tasmania(a)

Hobart and
Southern
Launceston and
North Eastern
North West and
West Coast
Tasmania
2000
2001
2000
2001
2000
2001
2000
2001

Issue
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.

Noise
44
51
47
33
26
38
117
122
Air
155
124
122
94
291
284
568
502
Water
76
93
95
101
64
86
235
280
Waste
13
7
4
4
6
9
23
20
Oil
32
29
16
14
20
16
68
59
Chemicals
1
-
-
-
-
1
1
1
Total
321
304
284
246
407
434
1,012
984

- nil
(a) This data concerns complaints dealt with by the Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment, usually relating to larger-scale (often industrial) operations. Complaints of a more minor nature fall within the jurisdiction of individual local governments.

Source: Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment.

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