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Published: 24 January 2017 1:21pm
* Melbourne Uni to apply new sustainability test to investments
* CEFC invests $5m in energy start-up
* Asbestos agency seeks advice on managing exposure risks
Published: 20 January 2017 2:50pm
International Power says rehabilitating the Hazelwood coal mine will cost six times more than it estimated in 2015, and has acknowledged its two corporate shareholders can 'terminate' their undertaking to fund clean-up of the mine and power station.
Published: 17 January 2017 10:51am
* Governments announce asbestos appointments
* EPA issues clean-up order to Viva
* New board members for packaging body
Published: 16 January 2017 3:50pm
An EPA-commissioned report into lead contamination from a Pasminco smelter says clean-up efforts have delivered mixed results and recommends a review of environmental liability laws.
Published: 16 January 2017 2:14pm
* Mining company fined for tank rupture
* Regulator warns companies on post-mining rehabilitation
* EPA releases three-year strategic plan
Published: 16 January 2017 1:26pm
Water utilities are likely to expand trade waste testing for PFAS, Qenos is under EPA orders to investigate PFAS contamination, and a government institute will next month brief site managers on testing procedures for the compounds.
Published: 06 December 2016 11:04am
The Department of Health is offering free blood tests to people who have worked or lived near two Defence bases, as lawyers prepare class actions over a firefighting chemical used at the sites.
Published: 29 November 2016 1:56pm
Federal and state environment ministers have backed plans for a national site contamination summit that will focus on how to manage the spread of PFAS chemicals from Defence properties and airports.
Published: 25 November 2016 3:29pm
As Australia grapples with PFAS contamination, the head of the nation's top research centre on site remediation says too many chemicals enter the market without sufficient scrutiny.
Published: 18 November 2016 3:57pm
A council has been ordered to contain and cap spoil from roadworks after a passing geologist saw that it contained naturally-occurring asbestos.