Bad gas smells over Cranbourne estates spark concern over health effects


“They’re saying what we’re smelling isn’t bad in the short term, but it’s sort of starting to turn into a long-term issue – it’s happening every day,” she said.

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Victoria’s Environment Protection Authority said it was first alerted to the odour three to four months ago, but the number of calls had soared in recent days.

The authority believes the smell is caused by rainwater slipping into the facility’s treatment ponds through poorly covered construction and demolition waste, releasing hydrogen sulfide into the air.

The recent cold and still weather could have…



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