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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 Mine Fire Inquiry reopened

The Victorian Government has reopened the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry to get to the bottom of community health concerns following the 2014 fire and consider rehabilitation at the Latrobe Valley’s coal mines. Minister for Resources, Lily D’Ambrosio, and Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy, joined Inquiry Board Members in the Latrobe Valley this morning to discuss the Inquiry’s new Terms of Reference with the community.

The Terms of Reference address concerns of a spike in deaths following the fire, as well as the option of mine rehabilitation at all three coal mines in the Latrobe Valley – Hazelwood, Yallourn and Loy Yang.

Further details in the media release.

Read more about the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry.

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.

 

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