Latest media releases and news

  1. Crackdown on dodgy operators dumping asbestos-riddled soil

    EPA and Hume City Council are encouraging members of the public to report dumpers who unload piles of asbestos-contaminated soil in streets or on public land.    EPA Northern Metropolitan...

  2. Geelong court upholds EPA litter fine

    A Hopetoun Park man has taken an EPA litter fine to court, only to wind up paying the fine and more than twice as much in legal costs. EPA fined the registered owner of a vehicle after a member of the...

  3. VIVA fined for chemical spill

    A failure to properly manage and maintain a vital piece of equipment led to VIVA Energy Refining Pty Ltd releasing levels of chemicals in the Corio Bay well above its licence limits.   The VIVA...

  4. Lemon Springs October update

    Further progress has been made to remediate the Lemon Springs property that is the alleged site of illegal waste dumping.   A new progress video from Environment Protection Authority Victoria (...

  5. Media release: EPA fines Recycal

    A Ringwood metal recycler has received two fines from EPA for offences under the Environment Protection Act 1970. Recycal Pty Ltd of Heatherdale Rd, Ringwood failed to properly store and manage...

  6. Charges for a Ravenhall landfill operator over licence breaches

    EPA has laid eight charges against a company under the Environment Protection Act 1970 following a comprehensive investigation into licence breaches. The company charged is Landfill Operations Pty Ltd...

  7. Barwon Water Colac treatment plant upgrade

    Population  growth and increased industrial activity means there is a need for greater wastewater treatment capacity in the Colac region.  Barwon Region Water Corporation has applied to...

  8. EPA fines concrete company over slurry at Ravenhall

    Concrete companies are being warned to make sure waste from their sites does not pollute the environment, after EPA fined a Ravenhall company $8,261 after finding concrete slurry escaping its premises...

  9. Sunshine court upholds EPA litter fine

    A Cairnlea woman has taken an EPA litter fine to court, only to wind up paying the fine plus legal costs. The case followed a report from a member of the public that they had seen the woman drop a...

  10. EPA fines Traralgon firm for fire breach

    EPA has fined Traralgon company Crystal Dancer Pty Ltd more than $8,000 for keeping stockpiles of green waste that were too big and too close together. EPA Gippsland Regional Manager Jessica Bandiera...

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