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EBAC asbestos off to Hazelwood landfill after EPA approval

The Victorian EPA has granted EBAC permission to transfer Morwell Power Station asbestos to ENGIE’s landfill site.

After the Latrobe City Council refused the proposed planning permission for an asbestos landfill at the EBAC site, ENGIE submitted a license amendment to accept EBAC’s asbestos waste under the Environment Protection Act 1970.

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EBAC had spent the previous 19 months evaluating asbestos disposal options for the former power station’s final demolition phase to begin in January with Delta Group.

The EPA approved ENGIE’s application in late December, noting that the Hazelwood landfill had been operating effectively since June and had the necessary safety features, controls and capacity to handle the additional asbestos.

Gippsland Waste and the Resource Recovery Group were consultants on the proposed move, the EPA ensuring that any changes were aligned with existing regional plans.

EBAC is continuing to comply with an EPA-issued Clean Up Notice from 2016 for the old Morwell Power Station, where a full environmental assessment of the site has been prescribed.

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