Qantas issued with investigation notice over toxic chemical spill

23 April, 2017

Qantas was issued with an investigation notice by Queensland's Department of Environment Heritage and Protection (EHP) over the toxic chemical spill at Brisbane Airport (9news, 21-Apr-2017). EHP executive director Andrew Connor stated the notice put the onus on Qantas to monitor and report the effects of the spill and could attract a penalty of up to AUD182,850 (USD138,212). Preliminary test results of the waterways around Boggy Creek show levels of the chemical have dropped to safe levels for recreational purposes, however, warnings remain in place to avoid eating marine animals caught in the area.