Times Past: March 5, 1992

By Isabella Gillespie
March 4 2022 - 1:00pm
The front page of The Canberra Times on this day in 1992.

It had been confirmed there were more than 50 potentially contaminated, historic dump sites in the ACT on this day in 1992. The ACT government issued a list of known sites in hopes the public might come forward to assist in identifying further dumps. The release of the list came after the discovery of an old household dump believed to be established in the 1950s at Black Mountain Peninsula. Upon hearing of the dump, local conversationalists expressed their concern, recognising the possibility drums of toxic chemicals and poisonous waste had been dumped in the area as a result of non-existent measures around waste control 40 years prior.