News | 27th Apr, 2015

Hazelwood coalmine fire inquiry to reopen

27 April 2015

The inquiry into 2014's devastating Hazelwood coal mine fire will reopen in May, and will investigate fears that deaths increased in the community because of the fire, as well as options for remediation of Victorian coal mines.

"I think those families and this entire community have a right to know what were the exact health impacts of this Hazelwood mine fire," Premier Daniel Andrews said during a visit to Latrobe Valley on Friday.

Mr Andrews also announced $25.4 million in funding to implement the recommendations from last year's board of inquiry into the long-running fire.

"We're implementing the full set of recommendations – the people of the valley deserve nothing less," he said.


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