Bellevue Health Surveillance Register: Follow-up study

1 May 2013

In 2001 a fire occurred at a hazardous waste and solvent recycling facility in Bellevue. It was estimated that the facility had up to 500,000 litres of chemicals and toxic solvents in storage. Fire and emergency services responded to the fire and over 50 local residents were evacuated.

An inquiry following the fire recommended that the Department of Health establish a register to monitor the health of those exposed to detect any long term health effects which might arise from the fire.


Produced by

Epidemiology Directorate