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Sunday, July 25, 2021


Clean-up of flood-damaged household chemicals

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is seeking community assistance for the safe clean-up of household chemicals and problem wastes in the Hunter after recent flood and storm weather events. EPA director incident...

Not so Pleasant mine, courtesy of offensive, vile smell

MACH Energy Australia Pty Ltd has been slapped with a penalty notice for $15,000 after a pungent smelling blast fume occurred at Muswellbrook’s Mount Pleasant Mine last year. The NSW Environment Protection Authority...

EPA fines Hexham metal recycler $15,000

Failing to minimise dust emissions at its Hexham plant has proved costly for Onesteel Recycling Pty Ltd (operating as Infrabuild), with the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) issuing a $15,000 fine. EPA authorised...

Maitland combatting car litter with free reusable bags

Maitland City Council (MCC) has put out the challenge to its counterparts to safeguard our ecosystem. To encourage the appropriate disposal of litter while out and about this summer, MCC is giving away...

Investigation leads to conviction of serial dumper

An 18-month investigation into illegal dumping has led to the conviction of a serial offender responsible for three illegal dumps across the Lake Macquarie and Central Coast regions. A 43-year-old man from Sefton,...

Education the new focus for Plastic Police

By 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish. That is the alarming prediction scientists have made that drives Newcastle-based Plastic Police sustainability project coordinator Lexi Crouch. “If the current...
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