Update on Hendon
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Results of February 2013 crawl space testing by GMH Released: 16 May
The EPA has been advised that crawl space testing has been undertaken by GMH at residential properties at Elizabeth South in February 2013.
Hendon - groundwater contamination update (49.6 KB PDF) Released: 16 May
The EPA letterbox-dropped approximately 220 residents advising of the results of an initial assessment of groundwater and soil vapour testing undertaken in late 2012 in Hendon, Seaton and Royal Park.
EPA advice on bore water use in Allenby Garden (56.9 KB PDF)s Released: 15 February
The EPA has yesterday advised residents in the Allenby Gardens/Flinders Park area of the proposal to establish a groundwater (borewater) restriction area.
Next round of crawl space testing by GMH (49.3 KB PDF) Released: 30 January
TheEPA has been advised by General Motors Holden Ltd (GMH) that additional crawl space testing of selected residential properties north of the Elizabeth South site will commence on Monday 4 February 2013.
Results from indoor air testing at Clovelly Park (92.5 KB PDF) Released: 18 January
Six households at Clovelly Park were yesterday advised of the results of indoor air sampling conducted in December 2012.
Residents advised not to use groundwater at Marleston (51 KB PDF) Released: 20 December
The EPA has been advised by TAFE SA that the extent of the groundwater contamination originating from the TAFE SA Marleston Campus has changed.
Indoor air testing at Clovelly Park (94.1 KB PDF) Released: 13 December
The EPA has been advised by Monroe Australia Pty Ltd that from tomorrow it will commence indoor air and soil vapour testing at nine residential properties within the Chestnut Court area at Clovelly Park.
EPA receives GMH test results (51.2 KB PDF) Released: 12 September
The EPA has been advised by General Motors Holden Ltd (GMH) that the results from the recent crawl space testing of residential properties north of the Elizabeth South site, were reported to be below health screening levels.
State's rivers and creeks assessed (51.4 KB PDF) Released: 11 September
The EPA has today released the second set of Aquatic Ecosystem Condition Reports (AECRs) on the health of South Australia's rivers and creeks.
Further testing at Clovelly Park (50.2 KB PDF) Released: 6 September
The EPA has been advised by Monroe Australia Pty Ltd (Monroe) that it will commence soil vapour testing within the Chestnut Court area at Clovelly Park this week.
Hendon groundwater contamination update (51 KB PDF) Released: 30 August
The EPA letterbox dropped approximately 220 residents in the Hendon area advising them of the commencement of a groundwater and soil vapour testing program.
GMH Elizabeth South (55.4 KB PDF) Released: 8 August
The EPA has been advised by GMH that it will be undertaking further assessment of groundwater contamination found beneath land at Elizabeth South.
Environment Protection Orders now available online (51.2 KB PDF) Released: 7 August
An index of Environment Protection Orders (EPOs) is now available on the Environment Protection Authority's (EPA) website.
Nyrstar licence conditions (93.9 KB PDF) Released: 27 July
The EPA has today finalised variations to the licence conditions for Nyrstar's Port Pirie lead smelter.
Online access to new environmental authorisation applications (69.7 KB PDF) Released: 11 July
The EPA has today advised that details of new environmental authorisation applications (licences, works approval, exemptions) are now available on the EPA website.
Door knocking of residents at three sites - Althelstone, Dernancourt and Royal Park (50.2 KB PDF) Released: 6 July
The EPA has been advised by independent environmental consultants OTEK Australia Pty Ltd that it will be undertaking further assessment and remediation works on behalf of its client, Mobil, at three former service station sites around Adelaide.
EPA cracks down on uncovered trucks (50 KB PDF) Released: 25 June
The EPA Illegal Dumping Unit will be conducting a month-long campaign commencing this week targeting vehicles transporting uncovered or unsecured waste.
Middleton Developments Pty Ltd prosecuted and pay for clean up in successful EPA action (49.5 KB PDF) Released: 8 June
The Environment Protection Authority has been successful in the prosecution of Middleton Developments Pty Ltd in the Environment Resources and Development Court yesterday.
Door knocking of residents at Para Hills (51.4 KB PDF) Released: 18 May
The EPA has been advised by independent environmental consultants OTEK Australia Pty Ltd that it will be undertaking further assessment of groundwater contamination, on behalf of its client, Peregrine Corporation, within the vicinity of the On the Run Service Station at 321 Bridge Road, Para Hills.
EPA advising residents of groundwater contamination at Hendon (474.2 KB PDF) Released: 15 May
The EPA yesterday completed a letter box drop of 2,900 residents and commercial/industrial properties in the Hendon area.
$50,000 fine for diesel spill (49.7 KB PDF) Released: 13 April
Citrus fruit distributer Lochert Bros Pty Ltd was convicted and fined $50,000 in the Environment Resources and Development Court yesterday for causing serious environmental harm between July and December 2006.
Door knocking of residents at Glenside (51.5 KB PDF) Released: 11 April
The EPA has been advised by OTEK Australia Pty Ltd that it will be undertaking further assessment of groundwater contamination within the vicinity of the On the Run Service Station at 282 Greenhill Road, Glenside.
Five Star Homes prosecuted in EPA case (50 KB PDF) Released: 5 April
The EPA has been successful in the prosecution of Pasquale Papallia, a director of Five Star Homes Pty Ltd in the Environment Resources and Development Court.
Door knocking of residents at Edwardstown (181.3 KB PDF) Released: 23 March
URS will be undertaking further assessment of the groundwater contamination beneath land to the west of the former Hills factory at 944-956 South Road, Edwardstown.
EPA launches compliance program for vessel wastewater (50 KB PDF) Released: 16 March
The EPA has launched a compliance and enforcement program to assist in theimplementation and completion of the new vessel wastewater regulations as set out in theCode of Practice for Vessel and Facility Management (marine and inland waters).
EPA overseeing door knocking of residents by GMH (1.3 MB PDF) Released: 21 December
The EPA has been advised by General Motors Holden (GMH) that the groundwater contamination at GMH Elizabeth is now known to extend over a larger area than originally advised.
SmokeWatch program increases public awareness (49.7 KB PDF) Released: 20 December
The EPA SmokeWatch Mount Gambier program will conclude at the end of 2011.
Rivers and creeks assessed (51.8 KB PDF) Released: 14 November
A total of 67 sites in the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges, SA Murray-Darling Basin, Northern and Yorke and Kangaroo Island Natural Resources Management (NRM) regions were assessed by the EPA as part of the new Aquatic Ecosystem Condition Reports.
Rivers and creeks assessed in the Eyre Peninsula region (51.6 KB PDF) Released: 14 November
A total of 30 sites in the Eyre Peninsula region were assessed by the EPA as part of the new Aquatic Ecosystem Condition Reports.
Rivers and creeks assessed in the SA Murray-Darling Basin region (51.6 KB PDF) Released: 14 November
A total of 43 sites in SA Murray-Darling Basin region were assessed by the EPA as part of the new Aquatic Ecosystem Condition Reports.
Rivers and creeks assessed in the South East region (52 KB PDF) Released: 14 November
A total of 71 sites in the South East were assessed by the EPA as part of the new Aquatic Ecosystem Condition Reports.
EPA overseeing groundwater contamination found GMH Elizabeth (300.5 KB PDF) Released: 10 November
The EPA has been provided with new information from General Motors Holden Limited (GMH) identifying groundwater contamination at its Elizabeth site.
State's rivers and creeks assessed (52.2 KB PDF) Released: 2 November
The Aquatic Ecosystem Condition reports released today on the health of South Australia's rivers and creeks represent a significant breakthrough in the way water quality is measured and reported in this state.
EPA penalty for United Water (49.8 KB PDF) Released: 12 October
The EPA has successfully imposed a Civil Penalty on United Water International Pty Ltd for an incident which occurred on 10 March 2010.
Working together to bring back Adelaide's seagrass (50 KB PDF) Released: 22 September
The state government, industry, local government and community groups are working together to improve Adelaide's coastal water quality and bring back Adelaide's seagrass.
Online public access to EPA licences (356.4 KB PDF) Released: 14 September
Licences have been published on the EPA website, as part of the authority's commitment toprogressively upload environmental information held on its public register.
Groundwater contamination advice for Glenelg East (665.6 KB PDF) Released: 7 September
The EPA has advised residents of Glenelg East that groundwater contamination identified at a Cliff Street property has moved outside the site boundaries.
Soil vapour tests underway at South Edwardstown (609.1 KB PDF) Released: 19 August
Testing for soil vapour movement is underway near the property at 1102 South Road, Edwardstown, to rule out any risk to the community from contaminants moving through the soil into the air.
Gillman radiation alarm (336.4 KB PDF) Released: 12 August
Officers from the EPA's Radiation Branch attended an incident at Gillman this morning, where the MFS had responded to a radiation alarm being activated at a recycling depot.
New groundwater contamination identified in South Edwardstown (727.6 KB PDF) Released: 6 August
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is this afternoon letterbox dropping 462 residents and commercial/industrial properties of Edwardstown near the corner of Daws and South Roads after it confirmed that hazardous chemicals have been found in groundwater (bore water) at 1102 South Road, Edwardstown.
No benzene found in Klemzig backyards (343.6 KB PDF) Released: 26 July
EPA tests have found there is no evidence of a risk to residents in the Klemzig area from contaminated groundwater found on the site of a former smallgoods factory.
EPA moves to exempt Adelaide Hills from green bin requirement in rural areas (102.6 KB PDF) Released: 20 July
The Environment Protection Authority is moving to amend its Waste to Resources policy to exempt the rural properties within the Adelaide Hills Council area from a green bin requirement.
EPA takes action against smallgoods company (56.2 KB PDF) Released: 18 July
The EPA has taken action against an Adelaide smallgoods company requiring it to improve wastewater management at its Bowden premises.
EPA investigation in southern Edwardstown (761.7 KB PDF) Released: 7 July
The EPA is investigating additional groundwater contamination in southern Edwardstown.
Edwardstown and Solomontown groundwater contamination investigations: test results released today (58.4 KB PDF) Released: 19 May
The Environment Protection Authority and SA Health have today visited residents in Edwardstown and Solomontown to inform them of results of air sampling from inside their homes.
Improving access to site contamination information (344.6 KB PDF) Released: 14 April
The Environment Protection Authority will improve public access to records it holds about site contamination with a new online index service available from noon today.
Contamination investigation in Solomontown, Port Pirie (105.4 KB PDF) Released: 1 March
The EPA is today doorknocking about 100 homes in Solomontown after testing found potentially hazardous chemicals that may be related to historical activities at an old gasworks site.
Timing of advice to residents appropriate, says EPA (87.9 KB PDF) Released: 24 February
The EPA first became aware of potential contamination in domestic groundwater bores last week, not 18 months ago as some media reports today have claimed.
Contamination found in Edwardstown-South Plympton bore water (337.3 KB PDF) Released: 23 February
The EPA is writing to more than 2,200 residents of South Plympton and Edwardstown after hazardous chemicals were found in ground (bore) water in the area.
EPA monitoring progress at abattoir (63 KB PDF) Released: 14 January
The EPA is monitoring progress by T&R to implement a series of environmental improvements at its Murray Bridge abattoir.
Groundwater contamination, Birkenhead (343.3 KB PDF) Released: 12 January
The EPA was recently notified of groundwater contamination in the suburb of Birkenhead.
Hefty new fines for illegally accepting waste (59.4 KB PDF) Released: 30 November
The EPA is alerting South Australian land owners that the maximum fine for illegally accepting waste on their land has been doubled.
Further contamination at Santos' Port Bonython facility (343.8 KB PDF) Released: 18 November
The EPA is investigating new information from Santos regarding the extent of hydrocarbon contamination in groundwater at its processing plant near Whyalla.
EPA licence for Adelaide Desalination Plant (51 KB PDF) Released: 12 November
The EPA has set strict compliance limits and monitoring requirements as part of its environmental licence for the Adelaide Desalination Plant.
OneSteel receives new Sustainability Licence (60.4 KB PDF) Released: 18 August
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) today presented OneSteel with South Australia's third EPA Sustainability Licence.
EPA endorses smelter improvements (345.5 KB PDF) Released 5 August
The EPA has approved steps by Nyrstar to improve the control of lead emissions from its Port Pirie smelter.
Reducing and reusing SA waste (53.2 KB PDF) Released: 3 August
The EPA will have stronger powers to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and increase reuse of valuable resources, when new Waste to Resources legislation comes into effect on 1 September 2010.
July deadline for operating improvements at Port Pirie Smelter (345.7 KB PDF) Released: 25 June
The EPA has given Port Pirie smelter operators Nyrstar until the end of July to put additional steps in place to reduce lead emissions from the smelter.
Public consultation on rail noise guidelines (71.5 KB PDF) Released: 22 June
The EPA is seeking public comment on draft guidelines for the assessment of noise from new rail operations.
EPA awards Yalumba's sustainability journey (52.4 KB PDF) Released: 19 May
The Yalumba Wine Company has been awarded South Australia's first EPA Accredited Sustainability Licence.The new licence is only given to businesses that demonstrate a high level of environmental performance and show a commitment to continuous improvement.
Fire impact on wetlands expected to be temporary (56.8 KB PDF) Released: 17 May
The impact of contaminated water from the Wingfield factory fire on the Barker Wetlands is expected to be temporary.
Disposal of old smoke alarms (61.8 KB PDF) Released: 1 April
The EPA is reminding householders that old smoke alarms can now be disposed of in domestic waste.
EPA investigation: Northern Expressway (60.1 KB PDF) Released: 12 March
The EPA has reopened its investigation into alleged illegal dumping at the construction site of the Northern Expressway.
Landfill gas testing results: residential properties in Seacliff area (57.6 KB PDF) Released: 23 February
No gas has been detected in any homes which have been tested for landfill gas in the Seacliff area.
Landfill gas measurements in Seacliff area (142 KB PDF) Released: 18 February
The EPA is coordinating a program to measure for landfill gas in the Seacliff Park area after the Authority received information about the presence of landfill gas.
Standard for the production and use of waste derived fill (92.9 KB PDF) Released: 9 February
The SA Environment Protection Authority's Standard for the production and use of waste derived fill has been finalised after extensive consultation with the waste industry.
Illegal Sand Dumping in the River Murray (343.2 KB PDF) Released: 21 January
The illegal dumping of sand to build private beaches and boat ramps along the River Murray is causing environmental problems.
Public submissions invited on desalination plant licence application (54.4 KB PDF) Released: 20 January
A licence from the EPA is required to permit operators of the Adelaide Desalination Plant to discharge brine to marine waters, which may include some neutralised water treatment chemicals, and also to permit the associated storage of water treatment chemicals at the site.
Fine issued for sediment discharge (54.5 KB PDF) Released: 17 December
SA Water Corporation has been fined $30,000 in the Environment, Resources and Development Court following the accidental discharge of sediment into two creeks in January 2008.
EPA monitoring Mount Gambier’s air quality (22.8 KB PDF) Released: 1 June
The EPA has located an air quality monitoring trailer in Mount Gambier to gather important information on wood smoke pollution in the region.
Waste company gets record fine for polluting environment (76.1 KB PDF) Released: 3 April
A waste company has been hit with the largest fine for breaching the Environment Protection Act 1993 in the state’s history over an oil spill at Largs North.
SmokeWatch launched in Mount Gambier (30.2 KB PDF) Released: 24 March
The EPA will launch the SmokeWatch community education program in Mount Gambier today at the town’s Civic Centre (10 Watson Tce, Mount Gambier) at 6pm.
Governance and Financial Expert Joins EPA Board (21.3 KB PDF) Released: 16 March
An independent consultant and academic, with extensive experience in management and finance, has been appointed to the Environment Protection Authority Board.
New regime for testing radiation equipment (79.3 KB PDF) Released: 16 March
Environment and Conservation Minister Jay Weatherill has announced that a new system for compliance inspections of low-dose diagnostic medical and dental X-ray machines will be accelerated.
19 million more containers returned since refund increase (78.3 KB PDF) Released: 1 March
More than 19 million extra drink containers were returned following the increase in container deposit from five cents to ten cents in September last year, Environment Protection Authority figures show.
Torrens Lake (71.5 KB PDF) Released: 23 February
State Cabinet has agreed not to proceed with refilling the Torrens Lake using water from the Riverview Quarry, Highbury, based on environmental advice.
Clovelly Park ground contamination update (499.8 KB PDF) Released: 20 January
SA Health and the Environment Protection Authority are to test a small number of Clovelly Park homes as part of on-going investigations into soil and ground water contamination in the area.
SA cracks down on interstate container rorting (22.2 KB PDF) Released: 7 January
The South Australian Environment Protection Authority says interstate consumers who attempt to collect a refund on beverage containers will face fines of up to $30,000.
Illegal sand dumping in the River Murray (19.3 KB PDF) Released: 7 January
The illegal dumping of sand to build private beaches and boat ramps along the River Murray is causing environmental problems.
EPA report details state of the environment (78.4 KB PDF) Released: 26 November
Environment and Conservation Minister Jay Weatherill has tabled in Parliament South Australia’s fifth State of the Environment Report – which outlines significant stresses to our environment, areas of improvement and where more work needs to be done.
No horsing around when it comes to protecting Adelaide’s drinking water (24.8 KB PDF) Released: 21 November
Youth in the Adelaide Hills have been inspired filling a three-day Directing the Hero Within workshop on 28, 29, and 30 November to create a short film raising awareness about environmental management of horses in Adelaide’s principal water supply region, the Mount Lofty Ranges Watershed (the Watershed).
Government crackdown on waste going to landfill (87.3 KB PDF) Released: 7 November
The state government will crack down on the amount of waste going to landfill and creating harmful greenhouse gases by moving to ban certain types of waste from being dumped.
Myponga workshop to reduce cattle risk to human water supplies (24.8 KB PDF) Released: 28 October
A workshop for landholders and residents of the Myponga Reservoir Catchment is being held on Wednesday 5 November to identify options for improving the quality of water in the catchment.
Report shows water quality improvements in the Myponga Reservoir Catchment (33.7 KB PDF) Released: 24 October
A joint project between the EPA and the Myponga community has resulted in healthier watercourses in the catchments that supply the Myponga Reservoir.
South East landowners ordered to stop receiving waste (20.8 KB PDF) Released: 13 October
The Environment Protection Authority has issued two South East property owners with Environment Protection Orders (EPOs) for dumping construction and demolition waste without an authorisation.
New standard for greywater treatment (30.9 KB PDF) Released: 7 October
The EPA has developed the Code of Practice for Vessel and Facility Management: (Marine and Inland Waters) to encourage environmental management for marinas, vessel service facilities and vessel operators.
SA leads national push for container deposit legislation (87.4 KB PDF) Released: 10 April
South Australia will be pushing for national adoption of container deposit legislation when Australian and New Zealand Environment Ministers meet in Melbourne next Thursday.
SA pushes ahead with bag ban by end of year (93.7 KB PDF) Released: 2 March
Free single-use plastic bags will be banned in South Australia at the end of the year.
Action to improve Adelaide coastal waters (82.5 KB PDF) Released: 22 February
An action plan being developed to improve the quality of Adelaide’s coastal waters will enhance extensive efforts already underway to address problems identified by the Adelaide Coastal Waters Study released today.
Independent chair for EPA (75.6 KB PDF) Released: 12 February
The independence of South Australia’s Environment Protection Authority will be further enhanced by this week’s introduction to Parliament of proposed legislation separating the roles of the EPA Chair and Chief Executive.
Drink container deposit increases to 10 cents (77.7 KB PDF) Released: 12 February
The State Government is increasing the incentive for South Australians to keep recycling by doubling the current 5-cent deposit on drink containers to 10 cents, the first increase since the scheme began in 1977.
Adelaide Hills winter air quality results (20.1 KB PDF) Released: 4 February
EPA air quality monitoring has revealed that air quality levels in the Adelaide Hills region were acceptable during the 2007 winter months. The monitoring was conducted in the Woodside area between early June and late October 2007 as part of the EPA's SmokeWatch program to assess the impacts of wood smoke.
Any media releases prior to this date are available from the EPA on request. Contact us on 0434 609 394.
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