Resident Michelle Gatt says the smoke and falling ash from the 45-day fire in the Hazelwood coal mine left her constantly coughing and without a voice.
The operators of Hazelwood Power Station should have been better prepared for a blaze in its open-cut brown coal mine that burned for 45 days five years ago, a court hears.
Melbourne residents are told to “avoid contact with the water” after Stony Creek, contaminated by chemicals last year, starts running red over the weekend.
The Hazelwood mine fire in 2014 is linked to a spike in doctor visits by Latrobe Valley residents, as well as a jump in rates of prescription medicine being dispensed.
Fishermen film thick plumes of smoke rising from an oil slick fire off the coast of Borneo.