The Hazelwood Mine fire 2014

Cliff, David (2015). The Hazelwood Mine fire 2014. In: Naj Aziz and Bob Kininmonth, Proceedings of the 2015 Coal Operators’ Conference. 2015 Coal Operators’ Conference, Wollongong, NSW, Australia, (305-311). 11-13 February 2015.

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Author Cliff, David
Title of paper The Hazelwood Mine fire 2014
Conference name 2015 Coal Operators’ Conference
Conference location Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Conference dates 11-13 February 2015
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 2015 Coal Operators’ Conference
Place of Publication Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Publisher The University of Wollongong
Publication Year 2015
Sub-type Fully published paper
Open Access Status
ISBN 9781925100235
Editor Naj Aziz
Bob Kininmonth
Start page 305
End page 311
Total pages 7
Collection year 2016
Abstract/Summary On 9 February 2014 a fire began in the open cut brown coal mine at Hazelwood near Morwell in Victoria. This fire burnt for 45 days before it was extinguished. The fire necessitated the evacuation of parts of Morwell and required a major coordinated fire-fighting effort. The severity of the fire and the impact upon the local community caused the Victorian Government to institute a Board of Inquiry (Teague et al., 2014). This paper discusses the information presented to the Board of Inquiry into this fire and the conclusions and recommendation of the Inquiry, focussing on what caused the fire and what could be done to prevent a recurrence. This paper draws heavily on the Board’s published report of over 430 pages (Teague et al., 2014) and is the source of the information unless otherwise stated.
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