Current media releases
EPA consultation on PFAS waste disposal application 1 December
The EPA will undertake formal community consultation on an application to allow PFAS-contaminated waste to be disposed of at the Cleanaway Inkerman landfill, north of Adelaide.
Groundwater prohibition area for Beverley and surrounding suburbs 22 November
The Environment Protection Authority will establish a Groundwater Prohibition Area (GPA) for parts of Beverley, Woodville, Woodville South, Woodville West, Woodville Park, West Croydon, Kilkenny, Findon and Seaton.
Licence approval for meat works 18 November
Thomas Foods International has been granted an EPA licence to operate its new abattoir at Pallamana, north-west of Murray Bridge.
Proposed Edinburgh groundwater prohibition extension 3 November
The EPA is proposing to extend an existing groundwater prohibition area around the RAAF precinct at Edinburgh.
Pumping ends at Dry Creek 3 November
The most recent program of work to remove surface water from a pond at the Dry Creek salt field has ended.
Unlawful waste facilities not worth the risk 13 October
Recent court penalties have highlighted the risks involved in operating or using illegal waste depots.
Pumping at Dry Creek saltfield 27 September
Work will begin today to reduce the level of water in pond PA6 at the Dry Creek saltfield site.
Conviction and penalty for operator of unlicensed waste site at Beverley 26 September
A company that operated an unlicensed waste receipt site at Beverley has been convicted and fined $24,700 in the Environment, Resources and Development Court.
Consultation on new noise policy 23 September
A new South Australian noise policy has been released for the final phase of public consultation.
$1.1 million penalty for rogue waste operators 21 September
The operators of two unlicensed waste facilities have been fined $511,000 and ordered to pay a further $680,000 to the Environment Protection Authority.
New role for EPA chief 23 August
Chief Executive Tony Circelli is leaving the EPA to lead a new regulatory agency for the Victorian Government.
EPA study of Mt Barker wood smoke 10 August
The EPA is working with the Mount Barker District Council and residents to assess the effect of wood smoke on air quality at Mount Barker.
Regulatory action over Neutrog odour issues 1 August
The EPA has added a new condition to the operating licence of fertiliser producer Neutrog to address odour.
Groundwater prohibition area proposed for Beverley and surrounding suburbs 26 July 2022
The EPA is proposing to establish a groundwater prohibition area (GPA) for parts of Beverley and surrounding suburbs due to contamination from past industrial activities.
New EPA process for certificates of title 4 July 2022
The EPA is moving to record an interest in certificates of title in EPA assessment areas where it holds an environmental assessment report, further strengthening transparency and information available to the community around legacy contamination.
Nyrstar’s licence renewed 30 June
The EPA has renewed the operating licence for Nyrstar’s Port Pirie smelter for 12 months and further strengthened licence conditions.
Contractor guilty of pollution offences 6 June
A civil works contractor has been convicted and fined over environmental offences at a housing development site in the Adelaide Hills.
Truck drivers penalised for load infringements 1 June
The EPA has fined eight truck drivers in its latest compliance exercise for failing to properly cover waste loads.
Consultation begins on new radiation regulations 31 May
The EPA will consult with medical, science, mining and other industrial users of radiation on draft regulations and codes of compliance.
Nyrstar licence update 30 May
The EPA has written to its stakeholders in the Port Pirie region today with an update on the process for renewing Nyrstar’s licence for 2022.
Conviction and fine for using unlicensed waste depots 11 May
A civil engineering and construction company will pay $500,000 for the clean-up of unlicensed depots where it delivered waste.
Penalty for shipping giant over fuel spill 2 May
BP Shipping Limited has agreed to pay a civil penalty of more than $48,000 over a hose failure that caused a jet fuel spill at Largs Bay.
Update on Nyrstar site report 11 April
The EPA has received Nyrstar’s site contamination audit report for its Port Pirie smelter site.
Court prohibits operation of unlicensed site at Burton 18 March
The EPA has been granted a court order to restrain a local company and its manager from operating an unauthorised waste recovery or landfill depot.
Environmental agreement on mercury 7 March
The Minamata Convention on Mercury comes into effect today, as part of a global move to protect humans and the environment from the effects of the toxic heavy metal.
Update on EPA investigation into mangrove dieback 3 March
The EPA’s investigation into whether any offences were committed in relation to the dieback of mangroves at St Kilda is expected to be completed by mid-2022.
Conviction over asbestos offences 2 March
An Adelaide company and one of its directors have been convicted and fined for causing environmental harm over the dislodging of asbestos fibres from the roof of a building.
Additional groundwater sampling at Woodville 18 Feburary
The EPA will conduct further groundwater assessment at Woodville to establish the extent of a proposed groundwater prohibition area.
EPA’s role in adapting to climate change 9 February
The EPA's first position statement on its role in climate change adaptation includes a clear and robust regulatory framework to help businesses become more resilient, prepare for more frequent extreme weather events and reduce waste to enable the advantages of a more circular economy.
Update on asbestos-contaminated material from Goolwa Waste Depot 8 February
The EPA has written to 127 landowners to advise them about information that will be recorded on the EPA Public Register in relation to asbestos-contaminated material that was sold to them.
Groundwater Prohibition Area for Edinburgh and surrounding suburbs 28 January
The EPA will establish a Groundwater Prohibition Area (GPA) for parts of Edinburgh, Direk, Burton, Salisbury North, Penfield, Paralowie and Waterloo Corner to prevent residents and workers from accessing contaminated groundwater.