EPA shutting down illegal landfills
The EPA has shut down an unlicensed landfill containing thousands of tonnes of construction and demolition waste.
The EPA has released a new research prospectus, inviting universities and other institutions to register their interest in collaborating.
Bushfires and air quality
Adelaide experienced its worst air quality since the 2015 Sampson Flat bushfires on 21 November 2019.
Le Fevre PFAS drop-in session
Representatives from the EPA and SA Health will be available to answer Le Fevre Peninsula residents’ questions about PFAS in their area at a drop-in session next month.
The grace period for transitioning from fluorinated to fluorine-free firefighting foams ends on 30 January 2020.
New groundwater prohibition area
The use of bore water will be banned in parts of two of Adelaide’s western suburbs from next month.
Petrol station licensing
From 1 January 2020, all South Australian petrol stations need to be licensed by the EPA.
Fines for illegal waste depot and abuse of officers
Charges relating to an illegal waste depot and foul-mouthed abuse and threats to EPA officers have seen a father and son fined in the ERD Court.
Site contamination experts and regulators from around the world converged on Adelaide recently for the 8th International CleanUp Conference.
Site contamination certification
From 1 August 2019, the EPA requires South Australian site contamination practitioners to be certified by one of two national schemes under certain circumstances.
Think before you burn this spring
If you’re planning a clean-up on your property this spring, do you know whether you need a permit to burn fallen branches and prunings?
Checklists for oyster farms
The EPA has developed a suite of four checklists for the key elements of oyster farming to help oyster growers determine whether they are meeting their environmental obligations.
Have your say on proposed waste reforms
The EPA is seeking feedback on two proposed changes affecting the waste industry.
Drone view of channel dredging
EPA officers aboard the EPA boat Diomedea used a drone recently to get a bird’s eye view of the dredging operation to widen the Outer Harbor shipping channel.
Bore water ban for Hendon area
Using bore water is now prohibited in parts of Hendon, Royal Park, Seaton and Albert Park due to chemical contamination.
New EPA licensing
Two new sectors will require environmental licences from the EPA from the 2020–21 financial year.
Asbestos fine for waste contractor
An Adelaide skip bin operator has received a significant fine in the Environment, Resource and Development Court.
Bore water ban proposed
A groundwater prohibition area has been proposed in Adelaide’s west.
Lonsdale dust study
A dust study will begin in the Lonsdale area next month to help collect evidence of where dust is coming from and how it affects the community.
Noise guidelines for review
South Australia’s windfarm noise guidelines are still among the most protective in the world, an EPA technical review has found.
Good for Environment Good for Business
The 2019 edition of Good for Environment Good for Business is out now.
Keep the home fires burning – responsibly
The wood heaters have been getting a solid work out for the past few weeks, but it’s important to remember that smoke from home fireplaces can be a cause of health problems or even conflict with neighbours.
Helping out charity shops
Authorised officers from the EPA have helped local charities shine a light on scavenging and theft of donations left at their shops outside of business hours.
Proposed bore water ban for Hendon area
Community consultation is under way on a proposed groundwater prohibition area (GPA) taking in parts of Hendon, Royal Park, Seaton and Albert Park in Adelaide’s western suburbs.
Port Augusta power stations licence transferred
The environmental licence for the former Port Augusta power stations site has been transferred from Flinders Power to the site’s new owner, Cu-River Mining.