2 Mar 2019
Bunyip State Forest fires impacting air quality
Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) advises that air quality in and around Bunyip State Forest may be unhealthy for sensitive groups due to elevated levels of PM2.5 particles.
1 Mar 2019
Streams of sediment, turbid water across busy Melbourne street sees construction firm fined
A construction firm has been fined more than $8,000 for sending streams of sediment, turbid water and a haze of excavation dust along a busy Melbourne street.
27 Feb 2019
Flicking cigarette butt out car window a real fire danger and environmental risk: EPA, fire and rescue services say
With Victoria’s fire danger period projected to continue into May, EPA, Metropolitan Fire Brigade and Country Fire Authority are calling for cigarette butt litterers to check their habit, and for members of the community to report this kind of littering.
26 Feb 2019
Hopley told to stop taking building waste
An alleged failure by recycler Hopley of White Hills, Bendigo, to meet the requirements of the Victorian Waste Management Policy (Combustible Recyclable and Waste Materials) has seen Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) issue the company notices that require it to stop accepting combustible recycling materials.
25 Feb 2019
Wiping up $100,000 after Chirnside Park sewage spill
Wet wipes flushed down household toilets have clogged a sewer at Chirnside Park, causing a 700,000 litre spill and costing Yarra Valley Water over $100,000 in court.
21 Feb 2019
New Act explained at Dandenong Open House
Businesses in Environment Protection Authority Victoria’s (EPA) Southern Metro area are being invited to hear how the new Environment Protection Act will affect them at an Open House in Dandenong on Thursday 28 February, 2019.
20 Feb 2019
EPA invites Brooklyn residents to discuss odour, dust pollution
People living in and nearby Brooklyn can talk about ongoing efforts to improve air quality with EPA officers, local council and industry representatives at the upcoming Open House event.
19 Feb 2019
Court orders environmental project after sewage spill affects creek
The Kyneton Magistrates’ Court has ordered Coliban Water to fund a $100,000 environmental project after a burst pipeline sent sewage flowing into Kyneton’s Post Office Creek, in July 2016.
15 Feb 2019
Fish consumption advice for Morwell's Kernot Lake
Results of EPA's recent testing of fish (redfin, eel and carp) from Morwell’s Kernot Lake have confirmed high levels of PFOS (perfluorooctane sulfonate), one of the PFAS (per- and poly-fluorinated alkyl substances) family.
14 Feb 2019
EPA Victoria approves coal to hydrogen trial in Latrobe Valley
EPA has approved an application from J-Power Latrobe Valley Pty Ltd (J-Power) for a Research, Development and Demonstration (RD&D) that will investigate the potential for converting coal to hydrogen.