EPA tells Thebarton residents of preliminary results, released 9 September
The EPA has been in contact with 17 property owners in the Thebarton area following preliminary results from soil vapour testing conducted between May and August.
Support continues for Dob in a Litterer program, released 4 September
South Australians have continued to support the Dob in a Litterer program more than six months after its launch with an increase in app downloads, website registrations and reporting.
SA celebrates 40 years of leading the nation in recycling beverage containers, released 3 July
South Australia is celebrating 40 years since the introduction of the container deposit legislation, leading the nation in the recovery, recycling and litter reduction of beverage containers.
Asbestos waste levy removed to promote safe waste management, recycling, released 1 July
There will no longer be a levy on the disposal of packaged asbestos waste as of 1 July; part of reforms to improve safe waste management and promote recycling.
Councils given more power to resolve local issues of noise, smoke, litter, released 1 July
Councils will have more powers to resolve local nuisance issues such as noise, smoke and dust as the Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act 2016 comes in to full effect today.
EPA seeks information after large amount of asbestos material dumped at Willunga Hill, released 1 July
The EPA is calling on the public for information following the discovery of eight bags of asbestos contaminated material dumped at Willunga Hill.
Grants closing for Rain Garden 500 applications, released 19 June
Community groups across the Adelaide metropolitan area are being encouraged to apply for funding as part of the Rain Garden 500 grants program before applications close this week.
EPA issues Whyalla City Council with Clean Up Order, released 9 June
The EPA has issued the Whyalla City Council with a Clean Up Order following the detection of asbestos in garden mulch distributed from its landfill.
EPA working with Whyalla City Council after asbestos confirmed in mulch, released 7 June
The EPA is working with the Whyalla City Council after results today confirmed asbestos in samples of garden mulch.
Grants open for Rain Garden applications, released 30 May
Community groups across the Adelaide metropolitan area are being encouraged to apply for funding as part the Rain Garden 500 grants program.
900 kg of asbestos Illegally dump, released 26 May
The EPA is calling on members of the public to come forward with information about 900 kg of asbestos which was illegally dumped at Mosquito Hill
Environmental assessment update for Keswick, released 11 May
Soil vapour tests conducted by the EPA) have not detected any of the chemicaltrichloroethene (TCE) in a residential area of Keswick.
Environmental assessment commencing at Thebarton, released 11 May
The EPA will commence an environmental assessment at Thebarton this month as part of a program of works to determine if soil vapour contamination is detected.
EPA assists council prepare for new nuisance Act, released 10 April
The City of Tea Tree Gully will be one of the first metropolitan council within the state to receive operational support and training from the EPA as part of the implementation of the new Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act 2016.
EPA assists council prepare for new nuisance Act, released 6 April
The Port Pirie Regional Council will be one of the first councils within the state to receive operational support and training from the EPA as part of the implementation of the new Local Nuisance and Litter Control Act 2016.
Improvement in emissions at Bradken Foundry, released 14 March
The Bradken Foundry at Cromwell Road in Kilburn has reduced odour emissions from the plant to within acceptable limits.
EPA approves topsoil for power station ash dam, released 7 March
The EPA has given approval to Flinders Power to begin applying topsoil across the Port Augusta power stations ash dam as part of a plan to rehabilitate the site.
EPA expands air quality monitoring network, released 27 February
The EPA will install continuous air quality monitors at Lea Memorial Oval, Port Augusta, on March 9, with the data to be available in real time on the EPA website.
EPA completes air quality study at Sellicks Beach, released 24 February
A study analysing dust particles in the Sellicks Beach area is approaching its end later this month.
EPA welcomes court judgement on waste cases, released 20 February
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has welcomed two significant appeal decisions handed down by the Full Court of the Supreme Court today.
Community information session is well received, released 7 February
A community information session held in Port Augusta yesterday was attended by 165 people who learnt more about the current and future management plans for the former power stations site.
Dust suppressant spraying completed in Port Augusta, released 25 January
The EPA has been notified by Flinders Power today that it has completed the application of dust suppressant at its former power stations site in Port Augusta.
EPA to host a community information session released 25 January
The EPA is hosting a community session in Port Augusta next week to provide more information to local residents about the management of the former power stations site.
Port Augusta City Council discussions, 23 January 2017
The EPA in its role as the environmental regulator of the former power station site regularly meets with the site’s operator, Flinders Power, Port Augusta council and the community.
Flinders Power extension to complete dust spraying released 13 January
The EPA has extended the date to a condition of an Environment Protection Order (EPO) issued to Flinders Power which enforces the company’s Dust Management Plan at the former Port Augusta power station.
Port Augusta dust strong wind alert released 11 January
The EPA has been advised of predicted strong winds that could stir up more dust around Port Augusta this afternoon.
EPO issued to reduce Port Augusta dust events released 10 January
The EPA has issued an Environment Protection Order (EPO) to Flinders Power who is the responsible owner of the former Port Augusta power station.
Dust samples analysed from defunct power station released 20 December
The EPA is continuing to work closely with Flinders Power to minimise dust at the site of a former power station in Port Augusta.
Test the quality of your bore water released 13 December
The EPA is reminding property owners with backyard bores to test the quality of their groundwater if they haven’t done so in recent years.
Construction industry engagement to ‘cover-up’ waste released 25 November
The EPA has been engaging with the waste and construction industry to seek cooperation and support across its sectors to stamp out trucks with exposed waste during transport.
Operation Cover-Up targets waste disposal truckies released 31 October
The EPA is targeting irresponsible truck drivers who fail to properly cover waste material while being transported and posing a health and safety risk to the community.
Stay informed by subscribing to beach pollution alerts released 17 October
Further recent heavy rainfall ahead of a spell of warmer weather later this week, has prompted another reminder to beachgoers to stay informed about beach conditions through the EPA.
Waste Reform Bill public consultation forums released 12 October
Public consultation process to inform and seek feedback from South Australians on the draft Environment Protection (Waste Reform) Amendment Bill 2016.
Waste Levy waived for storm affected recovery released 7 October
The State Government has waived the waste levy to assist communities with the cost of waste disposal after being affected by the recent storms.
Dust monitoring continues at Flinders Power released 13 September
Representatives from the EPA were in Port Augusta lastweek to assess the effectiveness of increased dust management measures at the FlindersPower site.
Retail crackdown on sale of unauthorised containers released 13 September
An EPA investigation has identified a number of suburban retailers who have been illegally selling drinks in non-compliant containers, flouting South Australia’s container deposit legislation (CDL).
Help sought to find asbestos dumper released 26 August
The EPA is appealing to anyone with more information about the illegal dumping of asbestos waste outside a North Plympton business premises to come forward.
Investigating the origin of 70,000 cans released 24 August
The EPA is appealing to Broken Hill residents to help them identify any locals who may have sought to illegally gain a financial benefit from South Australia’s container deposit scheme.
Solarium operator convicted released 17 August
The EPA believes today’s conviction for a solarium operator under new laws will deter any other operators in the community.
Environment Protection (Air Quality) Policy 2016 released 23 July
The new Air Quality EPP has come into effect to better protect and improve the health of South Australians, their communities and the environment.
Positive findings for Southeast Edwardstown residents released 18 July
The findings of a new environment assessment report into historically used chemicals including trichloroethene (TCE) in the Southeast Edwardstown area have been released with some good news for residents.
Heavy penalty and conviction for illegal dumper released 1 July
The EPA has successfully prosecuted and charged an Athelstone man who dumped soil from a swimming pool excavation, in the Black Hill Conservation Park next to his property.
Beverley environmental results prompts more tests released 30 June
The EPA has released the latest results from an ongoing environmental assessment of the Beverley area which had previously identified properties that required further testing.
EPA investigates PFC use in South Australia released 11 June
The EPA is investigating the use of perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) in South Australia.
Hendon environmental assessment report findings released 20 May
The EPA is continuing its ongoing environmental assessment of the Hendon area to identify the presence of historically-used chemicals in groundwater and soil vapour plumes.
Funds to spring Adelaide rain gardens into life released 16 May
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has announced that applications are now open for the Rain Garden 500 grants program in the Adelaide region.
Beverley environmental assessment report findings released 12 May
Since April 2015, the EPA has been undertaking environmental assessment works in the Beverley area.
$28K fine for illegal dump operator released 26 April
An Adelaide company has been convicted and fined $28,000 for operating a waste depot at Mount Compass without an environmental licence.
Help sought to find Glenelg Beach polluter released 22 April
The EPA is appealing for the public’s assistance to track down those who are responsible for the illegal disposal of a fluid into the stormwater system which discharged at Glenelg beach.
Glenelg East groundwater assessment update released 22 April
The latest groundwater and soil vapour environmental assessment results to detect chemicals including trichloroethene (TCE), has revealed no contamination for 90% of 420 properties.
SE Edwardstown environmental assessment results released 22 March
The EPA has received results from the most recent stage of an environmental assessment program, in the vicinity of two former industrial properties at south-eastern Edwardstown.
Auditor’s report for former Hills Industries site released 17 March
The EPA has recently received the site contamination auditor’s report for the northern part of the former Hills Industries site.
EPA welcomes environmental improvement plan released 16 March
The EPA has endorsed new measures by Adelaide Brighton Cement Ltd to improve environmental compliance requirements at its Birkenhead site.
Convicted and fined for waste dump on public land released 11 March
A 29 year-old man who admitted to illegally dumping more than 60 tonnes of construction waste contaminated with asbestos, has been convicted and fined in the ERD court.
Disappointing 'waste' definition judgement released 7 March
The EPA has expressed disappointment over a court ruling that could have ramifications for South Australia’s waste regulations and may lead to uncertainty how they apply to industry.
Fined for illegal waste disposal in Conservation Park released 2 March
A horse trainer has been fined a total of $3,600 for the illegal disposal of horse carcasses discovered in a secluded part of the Mount Magnificent Conservation Park, in April last year.
Licence restrictions for Aldinga aircraft movements released 11 February
The EPA has issued its first licence for an aerodrome in South Australia, to necessitate regulating the impact of flight movements on residents around Aldinga.
Prison sentence for recidivist illegal dumper released 10 February
A Devon Park man has been sentenced to a term in prison for repeatedly dumping building and construction waste on public land over a 2-year period.
Guilty pleas for illegal disposal of horse carcasses released 2 February
A horse trainer who was charged by the EPA for the illegal disposal of horse carcasses admitted to three counts of unlawful disposal of waste in the ERD Court.
EPA reiterates Pinery bushfire support released 28 January
The EPA provides clarification in response to reports that property owners affected by the Pinery bushfires are being hindered in their efforts to dispose of waste and demolition material on their properties.
New environmental conditions for Bradken foundry released 18 January
The EPA has made changes to the licence conditions of the Bradken foundry following unacceptable odour emissions and uncertainty around its future.
Next phase of environmental tests at Beverley released 15 January
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) will soon begin the next stage of environmental assessment tests at Beverley.
ACC found guilty of breaching waste licence released 22 December
The ACC has been found guilty by the ERD Court for failing to meet a deadline to cap a landfill waste site, in breach of its licence conditions.
Covert surveillance reduces illegal dumping released 18 December
Joint initiative between the EPA and the City of Onkaparinga has been attributed to a reduction in illegal dumping of rubbish and waste.
Air Quality Policy public consultations released 4 December
The EPA will host a public consultation forum in Stirling tomorrow to seek community feedback on the draft Environment Protection (Air Quality) Policy 2016.
Dust emissions monitoring near quarry site released 3 December
The EPA will step up its air quality monitoring near the Sellicks Hill Quarry in Adelaide’s southern suburbs ahead of the summer season when dry conditions could result in higher levels of dust.
Media statement (Today Tonight) 2 December
The EPA's Manager Investigations and Tactical Support Stephen Barry, took part in an interview with Today Tonight reporter Hendrik Gout.
Air Quality Policy public consultations released 24 November
The EPA will host a public consultation forum in Karoonda tomorrow to seek community feedback on the draft Environment Protection (Air Quality) Policy 2016.
Air Quality Policy public consultations released 24 November
The EPA will host a public consultation forum in Wudinna tomorrow to seek community feedback on the draft Environment Protection (Air Quality) Policy 2016.
Air Quality Policy public consultations released 18 November
The EPA will host a public consultation forum in Mount Gambier tomorrow to seek community feedback on the draft Environment Protection (Air Quality) Policy 2016.
EPA has not delayed Mayura Station development released 18 November
The EPA has refuted suggestions that it is stifling the expansion of a significant business in the South East by creating 'road blocks' and applying unnecessary 'red tape'.
Civil penalties for containers cash released 17 November
The EPA has recently negotiated two civil penalties totalling more than $20,000 involving companies that breached their licence conditions.
Avoid asbestos exposure this long weekend released 2 October
Home-owners who plan to do maintenance and renovation work this long weekend to make the right decisions to reduce their risk of exposure to asbestos.
Preliminary results lead to more tests in Beverley released 25 September
The EPA has received a preliminary report consolidating the various stages of ongoing work, to identify the presence of trichloroethene (TCE) on private and commercial properties.
EPA 2015 Aquatic Ecosystem Condition Reports released 18 September
The EPA has released its latest series of aquatic reports with this year’s results focusing on the condition of inland surface waters in areas of the South East and on nearshore marine ecosystems along the West Coast.
TCE levels in Beverley lower than predicted released 11 September
The EPA has received the latest data from environmental testing with results revealing substantially lower than predicted Trichloroethene (TCE) concentrations in 4 specific properties.
EPA narrows its environmental tests in Beverley released 2 September
The EPA has narrowed the focus of ongoing environmental testing in the Beverley area to less than 35 properties after evaluating its most recent groundwater and soil vapour data.
EPA Authorised Officers training in Whyalla released 1 September
The EPA is conducting an inaugural training course this week for regional council officers to be appointed Authorised Officers under the Environment Protection Act 1993 (EP Act).
New compliance standards for wood heaters released 31 July
All solid fuel wood heaters that are sold and installed in South Australia from this month onwards must now comply with an Australian Standard for smoke emissions under the Environment Protection (Solid Fuel Heaters) Policy 2015.
Renewal SA to start environmental assessments released 17 July
The EPA has written to residents in Clovelly Park and Mitchell Park advising them of the upcoming environmental assessment program that will be undertaken by Renewal SA.
Local Nuisance and Litter Control Bill released 15 July
A new Bill aimed at providing local government with clearer responsibilities when dealing with environmental nuisances and littering has been released for public consultation.
Beverley environmental tests continue released 9 July
The EPA has reduced the focus of its groundwater and soil vapour testing in Beverley by concentrating on smaller defined areas, following recent data results.
ARR fined over EPA licence contraventions released 26 June
The operator of a waste and recycling depot at Dry Creek has been fined $25,000 for the improper storage of low-level contaminated waste from the Adelaide Oval redevelopment.
Houseboat greywater management audits released 12 June
The EPA recently completed a number of houseboat inspections for black and greywater management in the River Murray region.
Demolition company fined for illegal dumping released 10 June
The operator of a demolition company who admitted to dumping asbestos-contaminated waste at Two Wells without the owner’s permission, has been sentenced in the ERD Court.
Roof-cleaning advice to reduce asbestos exposures released 3 June
The EPA is warning home owners to consider their personal health and safety before taking on maintenance and renovation work that could expose them to asbestos.
Beverley environmental tests results released 29 May
The EPA is assessing preliminary results from groundwater and soil vapour testing undertaken in April and May 2015 in Beverley, as part of an ongoing investigation into site contamination caused by previous industrial activities.
EPA supporting Aboriginal engagement at Marion released 12 May
The EPA has endorsed the appointment of an Aboriginal Engagement Officer at the Living Kaurna Cultural Centre (LKCC) at Marion.
EPA monitoring smoke from Wingfield mulch fire released 5 May
EPA inspectors have been monitoring smoke from a mulch fire at the Adelaide Resource Recovery (ARR) soil and compost facility at Wingfield.
Waste dumper pays dearly released 29 April
A Kidman Park man who chose not to pay an expiation fee and levy of $360 for the illegal disposal of concrete waste has been ordered by a judge to pay fines and costs totaling $20,000.
EPA investigates horse remains in a Conservation Park released 21 April
The authority is investigating the remains of 12 dead horses found illegally dumped at Mt Magnificent Conservation Park, near Mt Compass, about 60 kilometres south of Adelaide.
Edwardstown groundwater and soil testing released 10 April
The EPA will soon commence an environmental assessment program to determine the extent of possible groundwater and soil contamination in the vicinity of two industrial sites at Edwardstown.
Beverley groundwater testing to start next week released 10 April
An environmental assessment program is continuing in the Beverley Industrial area under the management of the EPA.
Glenelg East groundwater and soil tests released 7 April
The EPA has commenced an environmental assessment program in the Glenelg east area.
Earthmoving boss convicted for EPA threats released 2 April
The director of an earthmoving business has been convicted and fined $20,000 for threatening and abusing EPA officers during inspections of a site in 2013.
EPA seeks help to find asbestos dumper released 30 March
The EPA is appealing for more information to help identify the person or company that was responsible for illegally dumping asbestos and building materials near Osborne.
Asbestos dumping investigation at Pelican Point released 20 March 2015
The EPA is investigating a report of the illegal dumping of asbestos and building materials near Osborne in Adelaide's north-west
Committee report released on site contamination released 24 February
An EPA Board-appointed committee has released its report into the management of historic site contamination issues in South Australia
Glenelg East groundwater contamination update released 22 January
The EPA will conduct further groundwater and soil vapour testing in Glenelg East following the latest groundwater contamination test results.
Site contamination update for Allenby Gardens released 20 January
Householders living near the proposed Riverside Park development at Allenby Gardens were advised that further groundwater and soil vapour testing to commence in January 2015.
Update on environmental testing at Marleston released 2 December
The Department of State Development has letterbox dropped to advise of the results of soil vapour sampling undertaken in September 2014.
Update on environmental testing at Hendon released 28 November
Residents and property owners have been informed that further testing of known groundwater and soil-vapour contamination near the Hendon industrial area will commence in early December.
Update on environmental testing at Keswick released 27 November
Further testing of groundwater and soil vapour near a former industrial site at Keswick will be undertaken in November and December 2014.
Further assessment planned for Beverley released 8 October
Further testing of known groundwater contamination at Beverley will commence next month around former and existing industrial sites.
Nyrstar penalty keeps focus on Transformation Project released 26 September
The Nyrstar Smelting Plant will pay a $21,000 civil negotiated penalty for failing to meet federal air-testing standards, which could have made its lead-in-air data unreliable.
EPA negotiates civil penalty released 19 September
The EPA has finalised a negotiated civil penalty of $42,656.25 with the Central Adelaide Local Health Network, in relation to an alleged incident at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) on 1 June 2013.
Review to consider site contamination management reforms in SA released 19 September
The management of historic site-contamination issues in South Australia will be reviewed by a Committee established by the EPA Board.
Commencement of drilling and testing program in Clovelly Park and Mitchell Park released 22 August
Some 1,400 residents in the Clovelly Park and Mitchell Park assessment area are today receiving important information about the EPA drilling and testing program.
Hendon groundwater contamination update released 5 August
The Environment Protection Authority has been working in recent months to assess the extent of possible groundwater contamination in the suburb of Hendon.
Clovelly Park and Mitchell Park site contamination assessment works released 17 July
The EPA informed the Clovelly Park/Mitchell Park community of site contamination assessment work to be undertaken, and invited them to information sessions.
Update on Marleston groundwater contamination released 14 July
The Department of State Development (DSD) letterbox-dropped approximately 300 residential and commercial properties, to the north, northwest and west of the Marleston TAFE campus, to advise of results of soil vapour sampling undertaken earlier in the year.
Update on Islington groundwater contamination released 10 July
460 residential and commercial properties in the Kilburn area, to the north and northeast of the old Islington rail yards, were advised of the results of groundwater and soil vapour testing.
Clovelly Park site contamination - precautionary mitigation measures released 2 July
Some residents in the Clovelly Park area are today being advised that a public health risk had been identified from trichloroethene (TCE) in soil vapour.
Glenelg East groundwater contamination update released 26 June
The EPA letterbox dropped approximately 280 residential and commercial properties to provide an updateon the ongoing investigations of groundwater contamination.
Resignation of EPA Chief Executive Campbell Gemmell released 14 April
Professor Gemmell is leaving for family reasons and returning to Scotland
Update on Keswick groundwater contamination released 7 April
A total of 1,500 residential and commercial properties were advised of further investigation into groundwater and soil vapour contamination have commenced.
Successful conviction for contaminated discharge to stormwater Released 31 January
The EPA has successfully prosecuted a Mount Barker business for the discharge of hydrocarbon-contaminated water.
Hendon groundwater contamination update Released 17 December
The EPA letterbox-dropped property owners in Hendon and the surrounding areas to update the local community regarding recent testing for site contamination in the vicinity.
EPA advises on Marleston groundwater contamination Released 13 December
The EPA has been advised by DFEEST that it will be undertaking further assessment in the Marleston area relating to historical groundwater contamination.
EPA presents its Waterloo Wind Farm noise study report Released 26 November
The EPA released its report on the Waterloo Wind Farm Noise Study undertaken during April and June this year.
EPA successful conviction for illegal asbestos disposal Released 25 November
The EPA has successfully prosecuted a local building contractor who dumped asbestos in a bin at the north-eastern suburbs premises of a well-known retail automotive dealership.
Successful conviction Released 24 October
The EPA has successfully prosecuted Mr Roger Moore for the disposal of grease trap waste to land without the landowner's permission.
Le Fevre 2 air quality monitoring site launch Released 27 September
The EPA today officially launched its second air quality monitoring site on the Le Fevre Peninsula.
EPA presents 2013 State of the Environment Report Released 19 September
This is the sixth report of its kind and represents the cumulative product of broad agency consultation and effort. The full report is now available online.
Shell Mansfield Park - groundwater contamination Released 6 September
The EPA has been advised by Shell Australia (Shell) that it will be undertaking further assessment ofgroundwater contamination, within the vicinity of the Coles Express Service Station, located on 452 Grand Junction Road, Mansfield Park.
EPA successfully prosecutes waste management operator Released 5 July
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has been successful in prosecuting Mr Stan Kapoulitsas, Director of AllState Pty Ltd, in relation to the receipt and management of waste at the company's former Dry Creek depot between 1 September 2011 and 7 March 2012.
Allenby Gardens/Flinders Park - Groundwater Prohibition Area update Released 14 June
The EPA informed 650 residents in the Allenby Gardens/Flinders Park area that a water prohibition area was to be established.
Successful CDL conviction Released: 14 June
The EPA last week successfully prosecuted Mr Detlef Friedrich of Nairne for the sale and/or supply of non-compliant beverage containers to local businesses.
EPA negotiates Civil Penalty with AbiGroup Released: 6 June
The EPA has successfully negotiated a civil penalty with AbiGroup Contractors Pty Ltd which relates to an incident at Lonsdale in September 2009.
Groundwater contamination at Shell Murray Bridge Released: 28 May
Shell Australia and its environmental consultant URS Australia (URS)will be undertaking further assessment of groundwater contamination, within the vicinity of the Coles Express Service Station, located on Adelaide Road and Charles Street, Murray Bridge.
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 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 Gardens 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Released: 7 August
An index of Environment Protection Orders (EPOs) is now available on the Environment Protection Authority's (EPA) website.
Nyrstar licence conditions 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Released: 20 December
The EPA SmokeWatch Mount Gambier program will conclude at the end of 2011.
Rivers and creeks assessed 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Released: 7 July
The EPA is investigating additional groundwater contamination in southern Edwardstown.
Edwardstown and Solomontown groundwater contamination investigations: test results released today 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 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 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 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 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 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 Released: 12 January
The EPA was recently notified of groundwater contamination in the suburb of Birkenhead.
Hefty new fines for illegally accepting waste 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 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 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 Released: 18 August
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) today presented OneSteel with South Australia's third EPA Sustainability Licence.
EPA endorses smelter improvements 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 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 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 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 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 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 Released: 1 April
The EPA is reminding householders that old smoke alarms can now be disposed of in domestic waste.
EPA investigation: Northern Expressway 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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