The Lead Mitigation Grant Program provides funding to eligible North Lake Macquarie residents who have been adversely impacted by lead contamination resulting from the former Pasminco Cockle Creek Smelter.
The Pasminco smelter, in Boolaroo, operated for more than a century. During this time, airborne pollution resulted in soil contamination in surrounding areas, including lead and other heavy metals. Since the smelter closed in 2003, some remediation work has occurred; however, some soil in the area remains contaminated or potentially contaminated.
To help facilitate improvement of the soil and support the community, the NSW Government has provided $100,000 a year for four years to assist with managing contaminated soil.
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