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News from 2010

17 December 2010
Alex Schaap has been appointed as Tasmania's new Director of the Environment Protection Authority (EPA).
24 November 2010
Two George Town men have each been fined $650 for dumping rubbish at Lefroy in Tasmania's north east earlier this year.
23 November 2010
A container of chemicals dislodged from a derailed freight train near Penguin last week has been unpacked under the supervision of the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and the Tasmania Fire Service.
18 November 2010
A freight container of chemicals dislodged in yesterday's derailment near Penguin has been moved to secure premises in Burnie.
17 November 2010
The Environment Protection Authority has advised that chemicals spilled in a train derailment near Penguin early today are likely to pose minimal environmental threat.
01 October 2010
A Tasmanian resident has been fined $650 for illegal rubbish dumping at Seven Mile Beach.
30 September 2010
The facilitator of the Tasmanian Waste and Resource Management Strategy, the Waste Advisory Committee (WAC), held its 4th meeting in Hobart on 28 July 2010.
14 September 2010
A proposal to expand a quarrying operation with the inclusion of a recycling operation at Breadalbane, near Launceston, has gained environmental approval from Tasmania's Environment Protection Authority (EPA).
18 August 2010
News on new regulations to manage underground fuel tanks and the disposal of controlled waste, the review and updating of noise regulations, the smoke management system review, and Awards for Environmental Excellence.
09 July 2010
An absorbent boom has been placed across the Emu River at Burnie to contain an oily film on the surface of the water.
25 June 2010
The public is being invited to comment on a development proposal for a wind farm near Lake Echo in Tasmania's central highlands.
18 June 2010
A materials salvage project which took centre stage in this year's Tasmanian Awards for Environmental Excellence is moving to the next phase with tenders called to build an innovative sustainability learning centre at Mt Nelson.
11 June 2010
Exquisite jewellery created from recycled silver has won this year's Bricolage Design Prize.
10 June 2010
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and the Forest Practices Authority will review Tasmania's smoke management system in a bid to further reduce the impact of smoke from planned forestry burns.
07 June 2010
A Hobart demolition project that recovered nearly 100 percent of materials for reuse and recycling has won two major environment awards.
26 May 2010
Sustainability will take on a global dimension at the presentation of the 2010 Tasmanian Awards for Environmental Excellence in Hobart next month.
26 May 2010
The 2010 Tasmanian Awards for Environmental Excellence have attracted a strong field of 26 entries showcasing the latest innovations that integrate sustainable practices across the public, private and community sectors.
21 May 2010
A Tasmanian waste transport business has been fined $15,000 after one of its vehicles spilled sewage sludge on a busy arterial road in Hobart.
04 May 2010
Changes to regulations for underground petroleum storage systems will be outlined at industry information sessions to be held around Tasmania in May.
03 May 2010
Tickets are on sale for this year's new-look celebration of the Tasmanian Awards for Environmental Excellence to be hosted by the Environment Protection Authority.
08 April 2010
Members of Tasmania's North-West community have an opportunity to meet with the Board of Tasmania's Environment Protection Authority (EPA) in Devonport on April 22.
01 April 2010
The ingenuity of designers is being put to the test in a unique project that links environmental sustainability and the arts.
18 March 2010
A large section of Northern Tasmania has been affected by smoke drifting across Bass Strait from Victoria this week.
01 March 2010
Changes to regulations will give Tasmanians greater protection from noise from chainsaws, garden maintenance equipment, amplified music, vehicle engine testing, and car and intruder alarms.
03 February 2010
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is urging industry, government and community sectors to promote their commitments to green innovation by entering this year's Tasmanian Awards for Environmental Excellence.
21 January 2010
The EPA has produced the first in a series of newsletters.
19 January 2010
Proposals to mine a new ore body at the Hellyer mine site south-west of Burnie and to expand a quarrying operation near Launceston have gained environmental approval from Tasmania's Environment Protection Authority (EPA).
18 January 2010
The EPA is continuing its investigation into reports of oil leaking onto the beach at Bridport.
01 January 2010
The first of January 2010 marks the start of the New Year and the beginning of the EPA Division.