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  • 7 September 2017
    Tyre Mountain to go!

    A used tyre dumpsite is in the process of being removed from a location in country Victoria. This collection of 9 million tyres is thought to be the 4th largest collection of tyres in the world. The Victorian Government has decided to remove this dump as it represents a high risk of fire. Tyre fires are particularly difficult to extinguish and are usually left to burn out. The resulting air pollution is a health risk. An expert opinion regarding the fire risk was stated as “When, not if a fire would occur”. A recent tyre fire in the US burnt for weeks. This case highlights the difficult search for a commercially viable recycling option for used tyres. There are a […]

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  • Environmental Offender imprisoned for 4 months in QLD

    A recent news story reveals that another person has joined the list of people who have been imprisoned for Environmental Offences. In this case the offender was a manager of a sand and rock quarry.  The offences relate to falsification of details supplied in an application for two Environmental Authorities (EA’s). The nature of the falsification involved ticking the “N/A” box in the question relating to whether the requisite development permit had been obtained for these activities. The sentencing took into consideration that the offender was unlikely to be able to be able to pay any fine imposed due to the fact that he was already in prison for an unrelated offence. This case highlights the serious nature of any […]

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