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  1. EPA approves Laverton North waste to energy plant

    Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) has granted a works approval for a waste to energy plant at Laverton North. The applicant, Recovered Energy Australia Pty Ltd, will develop a waste to...

  2. Pick up your doggie doo or you could wind up swimming in it

    Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) encourages all dog owners to clean up after their dogs this summer, or risk swimming in contaminated rivers and beaches. Dog droppings are still one of...

  3. EPA fines Benalla timber processing company

    Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) has fined a Benalla company more than $8,000 over unauthorised works at its particle board manufacturing facility. EPA North East Region Manager Renee...

  4. Science goes for a swim in the Yarra River

    How safe is it to swim with the range of microscopic ‘bugs’, also called microbes, that can be found in our waterways? Well, it all depends on the types of microbes, and how many there are...

  5. Poor water quality forecast for Port Phillip Bay says EPA

    Check the water quality forecast before hitting the beach this week, Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) has forecast ratings of poor right around the bay. The forecast for today (Monday...

  6. Improving air quality but stay alert

    Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) is forecasting much improved air quality over the coming days but warns a change is never far away and to stay updated with EPA AirWatch. “We have...

  7. EPA forecasts poor water quality across much of Port Phillip Bay

    Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) is urging beachgoers to check water quality forecasts, or sign up for SMS alerts, before hitting Port Phillip Bay’s beaches in the coming days...

  8. Air quality media conference, 13 January

    Media conference on Monday, 13 January with Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Dr Brett Sutton and EPA State Agency Commander Dan Hunt about air quality as a result of fires in Victoria and other...

  9. Second information session for Hazelwood battery recycling proposal

    Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) is holding two information sessions in January regarding a works approval application for a proposed lead acid battery recycling facility in Hazelwood...

  10. Air quality media conference, 6 January

    Media conference on Monday, 6 January with Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Dr Brett Sutton and Victoria’s Chief Environmental Scientist, Dr Andrea Hinwood about air quality as a result of...

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