Luke Denham

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Environment | 26 May 2020

Hazelwood Power Station operators sentenced for air pollution offences

The Victorian Supreme Court last week sentenced four companies a total of $380,000 for 12 air pollution offences arising from the 2014 Hazelwood mine fire, the largest and longest mine fire ever to occur in the Latrobe Valley. In handing down fines of $95,000 for each company , the court noted that the fire resulted in health, financial and psychological impacts on the Morwell community and that a large number of people were exposed to the air pollution that occurred as a result of the fire.