Michelle Lensink

Opposition to receive urgent contamination briefing

Ms Lensink today requested a briefing with the Environment Protection Agency and tonight the embattled Minister Ian Hunter’s office has confirmed it will go ahead.

Ms Lensink today requested a briefing with the Environment Protection Agency and tonight the embattled Minister Ian Hunter’s office has confirmed it will go ahead.

Ms Lensink will meet with the EPA at 10:30am on Saturday (tomorrow), in Minister Ian Hunter’s Parliament House office (level 1).

It is not clear whether embattled Ministers Ian Hunter and Zoe Bettison will be in attendance.

Ms Lensink will raise serious questions with those in attendance at tomorrow’s briefing.

“Earlier this week, the State Liberals called for Minister Hunter to resign or be sacked by Premier Jay Weatherill following the inexcusable delay in informing Clovelly Park residents about groundwater contamination in the area,” said Ms Lensink.

“We also called for Minister Bettison to resign for her failure to inform Housing Trust Tenants about the serious health risks they face from the groundwater contamination and her failure to inform them that they would be forced to permanently evacuate.

“The dangerous delay in informing residents is completely unacceptable and may have unnecessarily put these South Australians at risk.

“Earlier today, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Adelaide, Stephen Lincoln, recommended evacuating contaminated homes at Clovelly Park within a matter of weeks, contrary to the Government’s intention.”

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