Molino Stewart Audit Leads to Piggery Clean Up

An environmental audit conducted by Steven Molino of Molino Stewart demonstrated that the piggery was not being operated in a competent manner as was required by its operating licence in relation to its management of effluent and wastes and that it had provided false statements to the EPA. That assessment along with a water and nutrient balance model prepared by Water Technology’s Tony Macalister and soil sampling results demonstrated that the operation was overloading the soil with nutrients and water. The result was a guilty plea in the NSW Land and Environment Court and the acceptance of a court order to undertake substantial improvements to the condition of infrastructure and management practices.