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EPA issues Goulburn company $15,000 fine over alleged chemical spill | Goulburn Post



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The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined a Goulburn company $15,000 for polluting waters after herbicide was allegedly washed into a stormwater drain. The EPA claimed that Wolfcon Pty Ltd did not notify emergency services authorities of the alleged spill of the herbicide Paraquat from a chemical spray truck on November 30, 2020. The Authority launched an investigation after the spill was reported to its 24-hour Environment Line by a member of the public the following day. READ ALSO: ‘The science is settled:’ Rowland rouses action on climate impacts A spokesperson said the herbicide was detected by EPA officers in the Mulwaree River 2.3 km downstream from the site…

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