Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Fined for odour

A BROOKLYN company has been fined nearly $6000 for a fire that released an outbreak of offensive smells across Altona North in July.

Australian Tallow Producers Pty Ltd were fined $5841 for failing to meet Environment Protection Authority (EPA) licence conditions that prohibit offensive odours to humans from being discharged beyond the boundaries of their Geelong Rd premises.

A surge in complaints sparked an EPA investigation, which pinpointed the odour to a particular piece of machinery on site, that was shut down until it could be fixed. The company has 28 days to pay the fine, seek a review or have the matter dealt with in court.

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