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Hazelwood open cut mine fire

The Victorian Government is working to implement recommendations from the Inquiry into the Hazelwood open cut mine fire.

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Hazelwood open cut mine fire health study announcement

The Victorian Government has appointed Monash University to conduct a long term health study into the potential health impacts of exposure to emissions from the Hazelwood open cut coal mine fire.

Read more about the Hazelwood health study.

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. A subsequent analysis by University of Melbourne provides an independent review of this data. A revised community fact sheet explains the analysis

Read more about Reports of deaths in the Latrobe Valley claimed to be related to the Hazelwood Coal Mine fire.

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.

 

Recovery