How dangerous is the contamination?

Some compounds within gasworks waste that is being remediated can be carcinogenic to humans and toxic to aquatic ecosystems.  This depends on the nature of the compounds and the type of exposure to those compounds. Detailed reports on the gasworks contamination at Barangaroo are available on the EPA website.

The presence of bonded asbestos in the fill materials being removed from the site can also present a risk of harm to human health if the asbestos becomes airborne and is able to be breathed in.

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