Energy Australia Yallourn under investigation after ash slurry spill into Morwell River

The Environment Protection Authority is investigating whether Energy Australia Yallourn has breached the Environment Protection Act, following an ash slurry spill into the Morwell River.

According to the EPA, ash slurry leaked into the river on 20 February when work on an ash line was carried out.

“Environment Protection officers immediately attended and inspected the site, took samples of the spilled waste and have since launched an investigation into the incident,” a spokesperson said.

“Energy Australia Yallourn committed to cleaning up and fixing the cause of the issue.

“A further inspection of the site by EPA on 5 March determined that the ash line was back in operation and clean-up activities complete.”

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