Kooragang Island fertiliser fire: investigations under way

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
Updated May 31 2021 - 10:14am, first published 2:57am
Friction the likely cause of Kooragang fertiliser fire

Mechanical friction is believed to have caused a fire at a Kooragang Island fertiliser plant on Sunday.


Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly


Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.

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