Toxic Disputes and the Rise of Environmental Justice in Australia

  title={Toxic Disputes and the Rise of Environmental Justice in Australia},
  author={Mariann Lloyd-Smith and Lee Bell},
  journal={International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health},
  pages={14 - 23}
  • M. Lloyd-SmithL. Bell
  • Published 1 January 2003
  • Environmental Science
  • International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health
Abstract The paper examines the rise of environmental justice issues in Australia, evident in two toxic disputes; the first, in a Perth outer suburb in Western Australia where residents faced both a hazardous waste dump and the nation's biggest chemical fire; and the second, in the Sydney suburb of Botany where residents were confronted with the destruction of what is thought to be, the world's largest stockpile of hazardous hexachlorobenzene (HCB) waste. The paper reviews the range of factors… 

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