WA salt spill fine

AVOCA Mining has been fined $50,000 by Western Australia’s Department of Water and Environmental Regulation for a hypersaline water spill at its Higginsville gold mine in the eastern Goldfields in January.

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Over 2 million litres of hypersaline water was discharged, damaging nearby vegetation.

The environmental disaster happened when a valve failed on a pipeline at Higginsville and more than 2 million litres of hypersalinated water was discharged over more than 6516sq.

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