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Two years is too long for EPA action on Hazelwood mine fire
4 February 2016
Victoria’s environment and pollution watchdog must bring charges against the owners of Hazelwood mine and power station immediately as the two year anniversary of the Hazelwood mine fire approaches, Environment Victoria has said today.
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has so far failed to take legal action following one of the worst pollution events in Victoria’s history. Tuesday February 9th will be exactly two years since the fire started. It burned for 45 days and blanketed the homes of 15,000 people in the Latrobe valley in toxic smoke and coal ash.
“Two years is...