2019 April: Port of Portland Log Fumigation (Victoria) – Methyl Bromide

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Port moves to allay fumigation fears

Port moves to allay fumigation fears

PORT of Portland chief executive officer Jim Cooper has moved to allay public concerns about the use of the chemical methyl bromide to fumigate a log ship bound for China.
The public concerns were made to the Glenelg Shire Council.
A spokesperson for the council said that “the concerns related to the use of methyl bromide, and the prevailing wind direction on Wednesday morning”.
“The council did receive calls from members of the public last year and earlier this year about the chemical,” the spokesperson said.
“We will make enquiries as to what the regulatory uses of the chemical are.”