Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) has laid four charges against a Drouin company and its sole director for offences under the Environment Protection Act 1970.
The charges, which relate to the alleged mulching of waste plasterboard, have been laid against Meluca Group Pty Ltd and the company’s director.
The charges allege the company deposited, or permitted to be deposited, industrial waste (plasterboard dust) on neighbouring land not licensed to receive it.
The charges also allege the company caused pollution of the atmosphere.
Depositing industrial waste at a site not licensed to accept it is an offence under section 27A(2)(a) of the Environment Protection Act 1970. Causing pollution of the atmosphere is an offence against section 41(1) of the Environment Protection Act 1970.
As the matter is now before the courts EPA will be making no further comment.