EPA is investigating an illegal waste dump at a large rural property. The site is about 15 kilometres south of Kaniva on the Kaniva-Edenhope Road.

The property is near Lemon Springs in the municipality of West Wimmera Shire Council.

We have been investigating this site since July 2018, when it was referred to us by Victoria Police.

We have located up to 30 sites of interest on the property where we suspect industrial waste may be buried underground. 

The safety of the community continues to be our priority.

Getting ready for the next stage of remediation 

EPA is now considering suitably qualified contractors to undertake the next stage of remediation. 

We are managing procurement in line with government practices.  

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Reviewed 2 November 2020