Changes needed for plans to remove offshore fossil gas facilities

The Western Australian Government has proposed a decommissioning project for their offshore mining rigs however, upon further investigation the project fails to mention how materials will be recycled and toxic waste will be disposed of.

Although a plan to decommission the non-renewable fossil fuel mining rigs can be seen as a step in the right direction, more progress needs to be made to ensure it is environmentally friendly and beneficial in the long-term.

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Produced By: Zachary Probert

Featured In Story: Jeff Waters – Offshore Fossil Gas Campaigner for Friends of the Earth

First aired on The Wire, Friday 23 February 2024