E-waste recycler under pressure from EPA before fire erupted


The e-waste recycling centre in Melbourne’s north that erupted in a massive toxic blaze earlier this week was under investigation by the environmental regulator for allegedly amassing an illicit stockpile of batteries and electronic equipment.

The Campbellfield premises of MRI e-cycle solutions, one of the state’s largest e-waste operators, caught fire in the early morning hours on Sunday and burned for more than a day, sparking explosions heard kilometres away and spewing toxic smoke across the northern suburbs.

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22 October 2019

The Age, 12 August 2020
; https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/e-waste-recycler-under-pressure-from-epa-before-fire-erupted-20200812-p55l2z.html