$100M metal project riddled with safety concerns

A $100 million nickel refinery recovery project would need to address a huge list of potential hazards if it proceeds, according to an independent investigation.

Queensland Nickel’s Palmer Nickel and Cobalt Refinery at Yabulu, 25km north of Townsville faces a string of workplace health and safety issues that must be resolved before it can reopen for production.

Workplace Health and Safety Queensland (WHSQ) procured engineering company WorleyParsons in 2016 to inspect the refinery and draft a report on its condition. The document revealed structural corrosion and chemical leaks at the premises.

Read more on this story here: https://www.qmeb.com.au/100m-metal-project-riddled-with-safety-concerns-says-report/

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