Greens councillor Michael Osborne has again raised the need for Newcastle Council to be fully briefed about the risks posed by ammonium nitrate storage after a fire next to the Orica plant in Sydney raised concerns.


More than 100 firefighters battled the recycling plant fire at the Weekend, concerned the blaze could have spread to the nearby Orica plant.






Last Tuesday night the conservatives on Newcastle City Council allegedly refused to consider being briefed by the experts on the risk that confronts Hunter residents saying it is not something that Council should be concerned about.


There are currently plans for a larger storage facility for ammonium nitrate at Sandgate.