Queensland Alumina hit with infringement notice

QUEENSLAND Alumina has been issued an infringement notice for breaching its licence conditions after the state Environmental Protection Agency found a power failure at its Gladstone plant last month triggered a cloud of emissions that spread across areas of the city.

"Investigations by the EPA have found that a failure in the uninterruptible power supply and subsequent failure of backup systems at the refinery caused boilers to trip, resulting in a release of