A Darwin company has been issued a $65,000 fine after improperly disposing of waste from a demolition.
The company was tasked with demolishing Department of Defence housing in Darwin and was suppose to sort and separate waste materials before disposing of it in the appropriate manner.
Instead, members of the public alerted the authorities that the company was dumping the waste on a block of vacant land.
The company pleaded guilty to obstructing an authorised officer and polluting the environment, and was subsequently fined $65,000. There was no asbestos in the waste however EPA officers found excavators, freshly dug soil and 5 houses worth of waste.