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EPA issues fines for dumping cattle carcasses

23 March 2012

A man has been fined by the EPA for dumping cattle carcasses on to a forestry coupe located at Lileah in north-west Tasmania.

The man was issued with Environmental Infringement Notices totalling $1950.

Director EPA Alex Schaap said staff investigated the incident after it was reported by an officer from Forestry Tasmania.

“An investigation was conducted, resulting in the issuing of the two Environmental Infringement Notices,” Mr Schaap said.

The man was fined under the Environmental Management and Pollution Control Act 1994 and also required to dispose of the carcasses in accordance with Section 55 of the Animal Health Act 1995.

“These fines serve as a reminder to Tasmanians that regulations are in place concerning the disposal of animal carcasses and must be adhered to,” Mr Schaap said.