Hydraulic fracturing for shale and tight gas in Western Australian drinking water supply areas

The Western Australian Department of Health continues to be a strong advocate for adoption of a risk management approach to all proposals for new industries, developments or technologies where people live or work close to public water resources, to ensure the protection of public health. The established framework for Health Risk Assessment (HRA) in Western Australia incorporates the interaction of risk communication, community consultation, risk assessment and management. Effective risk management strategies can be developed through this process when public health and community concerns are addressed at an early stage in planning and proposal stages of developments.


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