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The Border Mail
Dust lifts off for footy cluboff their facilities in May, after traces of lead were found in soil and water
Dust lifts off for footy club
The Border Mail / Posted 13 hours ago
off their facilities in May, after traces of lead were found in soil and water samples. A complaint, made to the Victorian Environment Protection Authority, led to the discovery and contamination was found to have come from the shooting club. A... Read more
13h
The Courier
Dust lifts off for footy cluboff their facilities in May, after traces of lead were found in soil and water
Dust lifts off for footy club
The Courier / Posted 13 hours ago
off their facilities in May, after traces of lead were found in soil and water samples. A complaint, made to the Victorian Environment Protection Authority, led to the discovery and contamination was found to have come from the shooting club. A... Read more
19h
Northern Star
North Coast extraction business fined $15,000A NORTH Coast company have been issued a $15,000 fine by the NSW Environment Pr
North Coast extraction business fined $15,000
Northern Star / Posted 19 hours ago
A NORTH Coast company have been issued a $15,000 fine by the NSW Environment Protection Authority for breaching a compliance policy. Hardy's Excavations Pty Limited was penalised for extracting sand from Eaton's Quarry at Bagotville near Ballina... Read more
23h
Northern Star
Free asbestos testing for northern NSW renovatorswould leave home owners responsible for appropriate management of asbestos remo
Free asbestos testing for northern NSW renovators
Northern Star / Posted 23 hours ago
would leave home owners responsible for appropriate management of asbestos removal as outlined by local councils, the NSW Environment Protection Authority and WorkCover NSW. Home owners with more than 10m2 or 3 sheets of fibro containing asbestos... Read more
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The Age
Michaels, Johns, Davids asked to clean up their actDavid or John, and drive a Holden, there's a good chance you've been dobbed in
Michaels, Johns, Davids asked to clean up their act
The Age / Posted 2 days ago
David or John, and drive a Holden, there's a good chance you've been dobbed in to a Victorian littering hotline. The Environment Protection Authority Victoria issued more than $6.5 million in fines to about 15,000 people in the year to June... Read more
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News.com.au
Vic litter bugs pay up big for cigarettesa car window has landed almost 15,000 Victorians with eye-watering fines up to
Vic litter bugs pay up big for cigarettes
News.com.au / Posted 2 days ago
a car window has landed almost 15,000 Victorians with eye-watering fines up to $600. During the 2015/16 financial year the Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) handed out more than $6.5 million in fines. Most of the fines were related... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Burn-off rule change upsets Adelaide Hills residentsrules in the Adelaide Hills could deter people from clearing their properties b
Burn-off rule change upsets Adelaide Hills residents
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 4 days ago
rules in the Adelaide Hills could deter people from clearing their properties before the upcoming fire season. Under the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) policy to improve air quality, anyone in a metropolitan area wanting to burn-off... Read more
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News.com.au
Illegal waste site fined $37,500 in SydneyAn illegal waste facility in Sydney's south west and its director have been fin
Illegal waste site fined $37,500 in Sydney
News.com.au / Posted 4 days ago
An illegal waste facility in Sydney's south west and its director have been fined $37,500 by the Environment Protection Authority after the discovery of more than 65,000 tonnes of waste, including asbestos-contaminated material. The EPA fined Crush... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Port dioxin levels a concern: EPAlevels recorded at a Port Kembla copper manufacturer that were up to 172 times
Port dioxin levels a concern: EPA
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 6 days ago
levels recorded at a Port Kembla copper manufacturer that were up to 172 times the allowable limit were "a concern", the Environment Protection Authority said yesterday. Dioxin levels recorded at a Port Kembla copper manufacturer that were up to... Read more
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News.com.au
Feds urged to intervene in NT oil spillthat the rate of dispersal will depend on the weather and levels of boat traffi
Feds urged to intervene in NT oil spill
News.com.au / Posted 6 days ago
that the rate of dispersal will depend on the weather and levels of boat traffic in the harbour," said Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority chair Dr Bill Freeland, adding that using boats to break it up was the best approach. But... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
NSW government wants your 10¢ on cash for cans schemefor a single scheme co-ordinator and driving competition by allowing for multip
NSW government wants your 10¢ on cash for cans scheme
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 6 days ago
for a single scheme co-ordinator and driving competition by allowing for multiple network operators". The NSW Environment Protection Authority will host public forums in NSW before September 20, seeking feedback on how the scheme will... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
'Wildly in error': Dodgy coal pollution data fans demand for independent controlhas been found to generate wild data swings – even negative ones – despite rece
'Wildly in error': Dodgy coal pollution data fans demand for independent control
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 8 days ago
has been found to generate wild data swings – even negative ones – despite receiving preliminary approval from the NSW Environment Protection Authority. James Whelan, a researcher for Environmental Justice Australia, analysed seven months of... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Darwin Harbour polluted by 'heavy, dark' oil spillsay will be difficult to contain. The Darwin Port received initial reports of
Darwin Harbour polluted by 'heavy, dark' oil spill
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 10 days ago
say will be difficult to contain. The Darwin Port received initial reports of the spill at 4:00am. Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NTEPA) chair Dr Bill Freeland said the oil was believed to be a "heavy, dark fuel... Read more
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10d
The Border Mail
Lead weighs on club futurewhich was caused by the neighbouring Wangaratta Clay Target Club, was discovere
Lead weighs on club future
The Border Mail / Posted 10 days ago
which was caused by the neighbouring Wangaratta Clay Target Club, was discovered following a complaint to the Victorian Environment Protection Authority in May. The club must engage a consultant to complete an environmental site assessment by... Read more
13d
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Man admits turning garage into solarium for public userun tanning beds if he offered members of the public a share in the venture. P
Man admits turning garage into solarium for public use
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 13 days ago
run tanning beds if he offered members of the public a share in the venture. Prosecutor Kathleen Moloney said when the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) raided the house in March last year it found tanning beds, advertising material and... Read more
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The Courier
Cause of Yarra diesel spill probed as fire boat 'whisks' water to clear up messa "light diesel spill" with a residue rather than a thick slick of diesel. The
Cause of Yarra diesel spill probed as fire boat 'whisks' water to clear up mess
The Courier / Posted 13 days ago
a "light diesel spill" with a residue rather than a thick slick of diesel. The fire boat used "a prop" to whisk the water and diesel to disperse the residue. Environment Protection Authority officers attended the scene and supervised the operat... Read more
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The Border Mail
Cause of Yarra diesel spill probed as fire boat 'whisks' water to clear up messa "light diesel spill" with a residue rather than a thick slick of diesel. The
Cause of Yarra diesel spill probed as fire boat 'whisks' water to clear up mess
The Border Mail / Posted 13 days ago
a "light diesel spill" with a residue rather than a thick slick of diesel. The fire boat used "a prop" to whisk the water and diesel to disperse the residue. Environment Protection Authority officers attended the scene and supervised the operat... Read more
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13d
The Age
Yarra River diesel spill probed as fire boat whisks up the water to clear messa "light diesel spill" with a residue rather than a thick slick of diesel. The
Yarra River diesel spill probed as fire boat whisks up the water to clear mess
The Age / Posted 13 days ago
a "light diesel spill" with a residue rather than a thick slick of diesel. The fire boat used "a prop" to whisk the water and diesel to disperse the residue. Environment Protection Authority officers attended the scene and supervised the operat... Read more
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Kiama Independent
‘Picitup’ kits now available in KiamaMarket on August 17 and 24. This initiative is supported with funding from the
‘Picitup’ kits now available in Kiama
Kiama Independent / Posted 15 days ago
Market on August 17 and 24. This initiative is supported with funding from the Australian Packaging Covenant and the NSW Environment Protection Authority. The Southern Region Waste Program is delivered through the Illawarra Joint Organisation of... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Tassal's east coast expansion plans halted pending reviewHobart. That plan was written in 1998 and updated in 2010. The eight-member p
Tassal's east coast expansion plans halted pending review
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 18 days ago
Hobart. That plan was written in 1998 and updated in 2010. The eight-member panel will include representatives from the Environment Protection Authority, recreational boaters, marine farming, marine resource management and local... Read more
20d
Northern Star
Concerns about 'toxic' quarry being taken seriously: Councilon face value and seriously," he said. Mr Willis said Ballina Shire Council ha
Concerns about 'toxic' quarry being taken seriously: Council
Northern Star / Posted 20 days ago
on face value and seriously," he said. Mr Willis said Ballina Shire Council had referred the concerns to the NSW Environment Protection Authority, and NSW Health. He said the council had taken action "fairly and responsibly" and hadn't... Read more
21d
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Embattled Liverpool Mayor quits politicsasbestos contamination, in the wake of several ABC reports on the issue. In No
Embattled Liverpool Mayor quits politics
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 21 days ago
asbestos contamination, in the wake of several ABC reports on the issue. In November, the ABC revealed the New South Wales Environment Protection Authority was investigating several sites possibly affected by contaminated landfill, which could have... Read more
21d
Kiama Independent
Coalminer’s cash lifeline running lowwater pollution is believed to relate to an incident at Bellambi Creek, where W
Coalminer’s cash lifeline running low
Kiama Independent / Posted 21 days ago
water pollution is believed to relate to an incident at Bellambi Creek, where Wollongong Coal was fined $30,000 by the Environment Protection Authority for spilling coal pollution into the water. There were no complaints made about Wongawilli... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Coalminer’s cash lifeline running lowwater pollution is believed to relate to an incident at Bellambi Creek, where W
Coalminer’s cash lifeline running low
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 21 days ago
water pollution is believed to relate to an incident at Bellambi Creek, where Wollongong Coal was fined $30,000 by the Environment Protection Authority for spilling coal pollution into the water. There were no complaints made about Wongawilli... Read more
22d
Perth Now
Locals warned off produce after pollutionwork with Williamtown residents to help them understand the outcomes of the fed
Locals warned off produce after pollution
Perth Now / Posted 22 days ago
work with Williamtown residents to help them understand the outcomes of the federal government's HHRA report and the risks of exposure pathways for individual households," Environment Protection Authority regional director north Adam Gilligan... Read more
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Adelaide Now
Locals warned off produce after pollutionwork with Williamtown residents to help them understand the outcomes of the fed
Locals warned off produce after pollution
Adelaide Now / Posted 22 days ago
work with Williamtown residents to help them understand the outcomes of the federal government's HHRA report and the risks of exposure pathways for individual households," Environment Protection Authority regional director north Adam Gilligan... Read more
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Weekly Times
Locals warned off produce after pollutionwork with Williamtown residents to help them understand the outcomes of the fed
Locals warned off produce after pollution
Weekly Times / Posted 22 days ago
work with Williamtown residents to help them understand the outcomes of the federal government's HHRA report and the risks of exposure pathways for individual households," Environment Protection Authority regional director north Adam Gilligan... Read more
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Herald Sun
Locals warned off produce after pollutionwork with Williamtown residents to help them understand the outcomes of the fed
Locals warned off produce after pollution
Herald Sun / Posted 22 days ago
work with Williamtown residents to help them understand the outcomes of the federal government's HHRA report and the risks of exposure pathways for individual households," Environment Protection Authority regional director north Adam Gilligan... Read more
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The Courier Mail
Locals warned off produce after pollutionwork with Williamtown residents to help them understand the outcomes of the fed
Locals warned off produce after pollution
The Courier Mail / Posted 22 days ago
work with Williamtown residents to help them understand the outcomes of the federal government's HHRA report and the risks of exposure pathways for individual households," Environment Protection Authority regional director north Adam Gilligan... Read more
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News.com.au
Locals warned off produce after pollutionwork with Williamtown residents to help them understand the outcomes of the fed
Locals warned off produce after pollution
News.com.au / Posted 22 days ago
work with Williamtown residents to help them understand the outcomes of the federal government's HHRA report and the risks of exposure pathways for individual households," Environment Protection Authority regional director north Adam Gilligan... Read more
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The Age
Land clearing in NSW accelerates with almost two-thirds of it 'unexplained'increasing illegal clearing across NSW". "Cuts to [the Office of Environment a
Land clearing in NSW accelerates with almost two-thirds of it 'unexplained'
The Age / Posted 24 days ago
increasing illegal clearing across NSW". "Cuts to [the Office of Environment and Heritage], minimal compliance from the [Environment Protection Authority] and lack of leadership from the minister mean that the illegal chainsaws will continue to... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Chemical spray drift hits gardenhas been fined for failing to contain the drift of pesticides while spraying hi
Chemical spray drift hits garden
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 25 days ago
has been fined for failing to contain the drift of pesticides while spraying his property earlier this year. The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) issued a penalty notice to after garden plants on a neighbouring property were damaged... Read more
27d
Weekly Times
Long delay for goat farmNuchev chief executive Ben Dingle to take a diplomatic course. “We respect the
Long delay for goat farm
Weekly Times / Posted 27 days ago
Nuchev chief executive Ben Dingle to take a diplomatic course. “We respect the process,” Mr Dingle said. With council and Environment Protection Authority approval for his plans, Mr Dingle still has to wait several more weeks before the time limit... Read more
27d
Sydney Morning Herald
Land clearing in NSW accelerates with almost two-thirds of it 'unexplained'increasing illegal clearing across NSW". "Cuts to [the Office of Environment a
Land clearing in NSW accelerates with almost two-thirds of it 'unexplained'
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 27 days ago
increasing illegal clearing across NSW". "Cuts to [the Office of Environment and Heritage], minimal compliance from the [Environment Protection Authority] and lack of leadership from the minister mean that the illegal chainsaws will continue to... Read more
27d
WA Today
Land clearing in NSW accelerates with almost two-thirds of it 'unexplained'increasing illegal clearing across NSW". "Cuts to [the Office of Environment a
Land clearing in NSW accelerates with almost two-thirds of it 'unexplained'
WA Today / Posted 27 days ago
increasing illegal clearing across NSW". "Cuts to [the Office of Environment and Heritage], minimal compliance from the [Environment Protection Authority] and lack of leadership from the minister mean that the illegal chainsaws will continue to... Read more
27d
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Residents trash Ballarat Council over tip tiffsay something? "How did they even get permits to build houses on it?" EPA call
Residents trash Ballarat Council over tip tiff
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 27 days ago
say something? "How did they even get permits to build houses on it?" EPA calls on council for report on tip boundary The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has ordered the City of Ballarat to "detail exactly where waste extends beyond the... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Fine farewell for CSG firmwith a new $3000 EPA fine to add to its other debts. One-time Illawarra coal s
Fine farewell for CSG firm
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 30 days ago
with a new $3000 EPA fine to add to its other debts. One-time Illawarra coal seam gas aspirant Apex Energy now has an Environment Protection Authority fine to add to its outstanding debts to the taxpayer, as tries to complete its withdrawal... Read more

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