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MASSIVE ILLEGAL CHEMICAL DUMP FOUND BURIED ON BUSH BLOCK IN COUNTRY VICTORIA
The man linked to the toxic West Footscray warehouse that erupted in flames last year has illegally buried 50 million litres of chemical waste on farmland in western Victoria, threatening the water supply for the Wimmera district. The stockpile is buried on land owned by Graham Leslie White, who is currently in prison for serious firearms offences and has been linked to at least nine other chemical dump sites uncovered in warehouses in Melbourne’s north. The underground stash, 15 kilometres from the town of Kaniva, is suspected to contain more than twice the amount of toxic waste already seized by authorities investigating what is the biggest illicit dumping operation in the state’s history. The Age can reveal the land is next door to farms producing a huge quantity of agricultural products for the Melbourne market, and a national park. The stash of waste is contained in steel drums and plastic containers entombed in trenches and pits just 60 metres above a water table that is used to irrigate farms and supplies the water for communities near the border of Victoria and South Australia.
The Environment Protection Authority said extensive testing at the Kaniva property had so far found no contamination in the water, soil or air.
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