Hazelwood mine fire analysis

Environment Protection Authority Victoria has published an analysis of brown coal fire impacts from the Hazelwood mine fire.

The fire happened over 45 days in 2014. We are able to publish this now, because the prosecution against the four companies which operated the Hazelwood Coal Mine has finished.

The analysis covers air monitoring data and other information gathered by authorities. It draws on the experiences of scientists and emergency service personnel.

The Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry recommended that EPA coordinate and make this information publicly available. This recommendation is called Affirmation 18. Publishing this analysis fulfils Affirmation 18.

The analysis is important because it helps us understand long-running fire events, particularly brown coal fires. It may help emergency services respond to similar events in future.

We produced the information is this report, in collaboration with:

  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Emergency Management Victoria
  • Metropolitan Fire Brigade
  • Country Fire Authority
  • Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

Read the full Hazelwood mine fire analysis

Read the Hazelwood mine fire supporting material

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