Will the report be made public?
The report will be provided to the Minister on 11 November.
How will those who live outside the area be considered?
Those people who are not in scope to be interviewed can make a written submission to the Inquiry, which will be formally documented and considered.
What chemicals are being looked at as part of the inquiry?
The inquiry will focus on chemicals commonly known as 24D and 245T as well as taking into account the dioxins that are produced in the manufacture of 245T.
How will you determine any likely health effects of these specific chemicals on individuals when they quite possible used, or were exposed to, a range of chemicals or known carcinogens over time?
At this stage it is too early to say. It's a significant consideration and is something that will most certainly require the knowledge and expertise of people such as toxicologists, chemists, and medical professionals to guide the Inquiry team's work.
Are there any departmental documents still in existence? Will those documents be made available to the Inquiry?
We expect that there will be some departmental documentation still in existence from the period in question. The Inquiry has requested these from the department, and will work with a document recovery company to obtain as much as possible.
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