Alert removal for Maribyrnong River and Stony Creek


23/07/2015
Foam in reeds next to the Maribyrnong River

Alert removal for Maribyrnong River

A pollution report alerted the Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) to fire suppressing foam in the Maribyrnong River, near Evans St in Braybrook. Two EPA officers investigated the foam but it had been washed away by the time they arrived and was only observed in reeds on the banks and a nearby drain..

Alert removal for Stony Creek

Several community pollution reports alerted the EPA to the presence of an oily sheen and associated odour in Stony Creek, underneath the West Gate Bridge in Yarraville. Two EPA officers investigated the incident and lifted pit lids along Simcock Avenue in Spotswood to try and locate the source of the pollution observed underneath the bridge, but could not see any trace of oily residues.

A traffic incident had occurred on the West Gate Bridge the night before the pollution was reported, which most likely caused the sheen.

To find out how you can help prevent pollution going into our creeks and rivers check out the How you can help page on this website.

Report pollution

The Victorian community has a vital role in protecting the environment. Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) relies on the community to report incidents of pollution, environmental hazard or other activities potentially harmful to the environment.

If you see, hear or smell pollution please report it to the EPA Pollution Hotline 1300 372 842 (1300 EPA VIC) or online.

More information about reporting pollution can be found on EPA’s website.