Nuclear waste scare on highway

WORKERS who unearthed what is believed to be nuclear waste at a roadside site in NSW could be suffering from radiation poisoning.

The team was working on the Pacific Hwy upgrade near Port Macquarie on Wednesday when they were exposed to the material, which made them feel sick.

Some were treated for vomiting.

All workers at the site have been sent to hospital for examination.

The material is believed to have been left behind in 1980 when a truck carrying radioactive elements from Sydney's nuclear reactor to Brisbane crashed on the highway.

It is described as being grey clay which reflects orange streaks when exposed to air and light.

An exclusion zone has been set up around the site.

Health and safety officers and a team from the EPA are investigating.


Small school goes big in national recycling comp

premium_icon Small school goes big in national recycling comp

They were smallest of the five winning schools.

The 42 people facing 280+ charges in Murgon court

premium_icon The 42 people facing 280+ charges in Murgon court

The 42 people facing 280+ charges in Murgon court.

Defects force closure of Ironpot bridge until further notice

Defects force closure of Ironpot bridge until further notice

Routine checks revealed defects that could affect its structure.