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Former coal miner Mr Wayne Riley says open cut mines are destroying the Hunter Valley

Coal News - Published on Tue, 18 Dec 2018

Image Source: The Singleton Argus
Singleton Argus reported that former coal miner Mr Wayne Riley expected to present a video he had made to the Independent Planning Commission (IPC). But at the last minute the IPC meeting, reviewing the United Wambo open cut project, was cancelled. The cancellation of the meeting, which was to be held in Singleton, angered the speakers and groups who had prepared their material and made the effort to be in town for the event.

The IPC said the Commissioner Geoff Sharrock who was appointed at the last minute to replace another Commissioner, had a ‘conflict of interest’ which precluded him from considering the United Wambo project. The mine is located 6km west of Singleton and is a joint venture between Peabody and Glencore with Glencore to manage the operations.

Unhappy with the meeting being cancelled until February 2019 Mr Riley has decided to share his video now because he is so concerned about the continuing approval of expansion plans for existing open cut mines.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Tue, 18 Dec 2018
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