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Malabar Coal Mine fined for discharging polluted water into Saltwater Creek - Report

Coal News - Published on Wed, 13 Mar 2019

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Singleton Argus reported that NSW Environment Protection Authority has fined Maxwell Ventures Pty Ltd USD 15,000 after mine water was allegedly discharged from the Malabar Coal Mine to Saltwater Creek in the Hunter Valley. EPA Director Hunter Karen Marler said Maxwell Ventures was fined after mine water entered the creek due to an overflow from a dam on the mine site.

Mrs Marler said that “An estimated 6 megalitres of mine water with high levels of salt and sulphate entered the creek after too much mine water was allegedly transferred to the dam resulting in the overflow.” Maxwell Ventures has been fined for discharging the water and received an official caution for polluting the creek.

Mrs Marler said that “Fortunately, on this occasion there is no evidence of harm to the creek environment.”

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Wed, 13 Mar 2019
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