Wednesday 2 September 2015

Werris Creek coal mine cracks aquifer

On Monday, NSW Greens MP, Jeremy Buckingham, posted a YouTube video showing water spraying out from an aquifer cracked by mining activities at the Werris Creek mine near Tamworth, NSW.

He said: 
Yesterday, I was astonished to see the Werris Creek coal mine madly spraying water into the air to try to evaporate it after the coal mine intersected an aquifer.
The coal pit is filling with water from the aquifer, while nearby farmers are seeing their bores run dry and soil lose moisture as it all flows into the mine. This is exactly what farmers on the Liverpool Plains and elsewhere are concerned about. Once you break an underground water source, it is impossible to fix. Coal mining is no longer necessary and certainly not worth the risk in prime agricultural areas.

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