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Australian wine group BRL Hardy faces a penalty of A$840,000 (US$460,000) for allegedly dumping winery effluent along the banks of a River Murray tributary.

BRL Hardy prides itself as an industry leader in environmental care and has made the issue the focus of its highly successful Banrock Station brand, which is based on vineyards along the Murray surrounded by rehabilitated and protected wetlands. Some of the proceeds of Banrock Station wines go towards landcare projects.

But the Environmental Protection Authority in the company's home state, South Australia, has laid three charges of causing material environmental harm and four of breaching its environmental authorisation. They involve alleged incidents between February 2000 and June 2001.

The company is scheduled to appear in the State's Enviromental Court on July 18. Beyond confirming that a summons had been received, the company made no comment.


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