Illegal chemical discharge results in fine of $7,500

The Victorian Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined a company more than $7,500 for illegally discharging a hazardous gas into the air.

The incident occurred at an electroplating company and caused the evacuation of surrounding factories.

EPA Metro Manager Daniel Hunt said the company had loaded waste into containers for disposal and residual contamination had caused a chemical reaction.

Visit Us On FacebookVisit Us On Linkedin