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Antarctic rubbish tips: Australia’s international obligations

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Hodgson-Johnston, I, Antarctic rubbish tips: Australia's international obligations, Australian Environment Review, 29, (4) pp. 108-112. ISSN 1035-137X (2014) [Professional, Refereed Article]


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Abstract

In February 2014, the Sydney Morning Herald reported on the "toxic" rubbish tip at the abandoned Wilkes Station in East Antarctica.1 Australia has internationaland domestic obligations to clean up the waste left behind at Wilkes Station after operations moved to nearby Casey Station. These obligations must be fulfilled on the condition that the operation would not result in greater adverse environmental impact, and the historic values of the site are taken into consideration. The main challenges regarding the fulfilment of these obligations are the lengthy scientific assessments, and the logistical and financial burdens of the large-scale project to remove and remediate the area.

Item Details

Item Type:Professional, Refereed Article
Keywords:Antarctica
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Environmental and resources law
Research Field:Environmental law
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments
Objective Field:Management of Antarctic and Southern Ocean environments not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Hodgson-Johnston, I (Dr Indi Hodgson-Johnston)
ID Code:92569
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2014-06-23
Last Modified:2014-06-24
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