Supreme Court rules in favour of EPA, Stawell Tyre Yard clean up to continue

The Supreme Court has directed Environment Protection Agency to continue clearing the Stawell Tyre Yard after the site’s owners filed legal action.

Panama-based Internet Marketing Solutions Corp tried to halt the EPA's clean-up of the site by seeking an interim injunction in the Supreme Court on Thursday, but was unsuccessful.

On social media EPA chief executive Nial Finegan said costs were also awarded in the environment watchdog’s favour. 

EPA seized control of the hazardous rubber stockpile on Wednesday after finding the site’s previous owners “repeatedly failed” to comply with fire protection notices.

More to come.