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Work to remove a stockpile of tyres being stored in the north of the state will begin shortly, after the Victorian Government approved funding to make the site safe.
An estimated 500,000 tyres are currently being stored at a site in Saxton Street, West Numurkah. The stockpile poses an extreme fire risk, and the consequences of a fire at the site would be catastrophic. The environmental impacts of a tyre fire are many, including impacts on air quality, firewater runoff into local waterways and land contamination.
EPA will use its powers under the Environment Protection Act 1970 to enter the site and remove the stockpile, with the assistance of Moira Shire Council. Removing the stockpile will remove this risk from the local community and the environment.
The removal of the tyres is expected to take about 10 weeks. During that time, we're asking the community to please take notice of any signage, and avoid the site while works are happening as heavy machinery and equipment will be operating in the area.
The tyres from the site will be taken to an EPA-licensed facility in Melbourne and shredded for recycling.
Page last updated on 7 Dec 2018