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EPA requirements for power station ash

10 Jan 2017

Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) licences covering power stations in Victoria have stringent requirements regarding dust, which includes wind-blown ash.

Victorian sites have ash ponds of a much smaller scale than some of those in other states, which reduces the area exposed to wind and limits the potential for dust to be generated.

Stockpiled ash at active or inactive sites must be managed to limit dust generation, usually by keeping the ash wet until it is permanently covered as part of a site’s closure and rehabilitation.

Members of the community who feel they are impacted by ash from power stations should call 1300 EPA VIC.


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