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Hazelwood open cut mine fire

Control of the Hazelwood Mine has been handed back to the mine managers, GDF Suez and the inquiry is underway.

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is continuing to monitor air quality and is providing the Department with results of testing.

The focus remains on recovery. Further advice on support available is at Latrobe City Council or call 1800 017 777.

The Community Health Assessment Centre has now closed. For medical care, see your doctor or go to Latrobe Regional Hospital. For general health advice, contact Nurse-On-Call on 1300 60 60 24.

Latest news

Reports of deaths in the Latrobe Valley claimed to be related to the Hazelwood Coal Mine fire

The Department of Health has developed information to provide an initial analysis of data from Births Deaths and Marriages in relation to the Latrobe Valley.

Hazelwood open cut mine fire health study - Community consultation

Over 100 members of the Morwell community attended consultation sessions to learn more about the health study and help provide input into its design. The Chief Health Officer has committed to continuing dialogue with this community to ensure their concerns are heard and will provide regular updates relating to the health study. A summary of the latest feedback is available in the latest Community update - 16 May 2014.

Air quality testing

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is testing air quality in Morwell as part of the monitoring program for the Hazelwood coal mine fire. Results of sampling are being provided to the Department of Health to interpret and provide health advice.

Cleaning up after the fire

Find out how to get rid of ash and clean outdoors.