Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) has today charged an individual with 118 offences under the Environment Protection Act 1970 following a comprehensive investigation into the storage of chemicals across multiple sites in Melbourne and regional Victoria. 

The individual charged is: 
Graham Leslie White 

The charges allege that the individual permitted the transport and burial of various types of industrial waste at his rural premises at Lemon Springs, south of Kaniva. The charges further allege that this unlawful dumping created an environmental hazard and polluted both land and water on the site, amongst other matters. 

In addition, the charges laid today allege that the individual permitted the unlawful dumping and storage of various types of industrial waste at nine separate warehouses across Melbourne. It will be alleged that the storage of this industrial waste created a risk of serious damage to the environment and was a risk to public health.

In total, 118 charges were laid today under nine different sections of the Environment Protection Act and the individual’s lawyer was served with the charges.
As these matters are now before the courts EPA will be making no further comment.


Reviewed 26 March 2021