No radiocative material at highway site: report

The Pacific Highway site.
The Pacific Highway site.

A NSW Roads-commissioned report into the possible contamination of a section of the Pacific Highway upgrade has concluded there was no evidence that radioactive material was ever buried at the site following a 1980 crash.

But at least one man still is ill after working on the site, near herons creek.

Independent environmental consultant Brian Gilligan prepared the preliminary report which was released today..

NSW Roads Minister Duncan Gay said the investigation included a review of events and environmental planning and approval processes before March 27 when a number of workers on the site fell ill.

The Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), which also conducted an investigation of the site, reported no indication of any abnormal radioactivity in the soil on site and removed from the site.

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