EPA gets tough on Hunter dust infringements

THE NEW South Wales Environment Protection Authority is mounting a special operation targeting Hunter Valley coal mines to tackle excessive dust levels.

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Mines have a duty to understand their environmental obligations, according to the NSW EPA.

EPA acting director Hunter Amiette Wakenshaw said Operation "Bust the Dust", which is being conducted during spring and early summer, would put the Hunter's coal mines under even closer scrutiny.