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From Local Democracy Reporter Lois Williams:
Rosco Contracting had applied to the West Coast Regional Council for resource consent to take up to 12,000 cubic metres of material stockpiled at the Ravensdown fertiliser plant in Hornby.
The waste – mainly contaminated soil and asbestos fines – was to have been buried in sealed pods at the private dump on the outskirts of Reefton.
The regional council confirmed on Friday that both parties had pulled out.
Compliance team leader Colin Helem said the council had received confirmation requesting that the consent application be withdrawn.
“The decision to withdraw the application was mutual between Mr Moore (Rosco owner) and Ravensdown – they have not provided a reason for the withdrawal.”
Rosco director Ross Moore was reluctant to comment, but said he had not set out to upset anyone.