Ironbark dewatering could lead to depressurisation: report

BOTH bord and pillar mining and longwall mining at Fitzroy Australia’s Ironbark Number One mine in Queensland will involve dewatering the underground workings, which will result in depressurisation of the overlying and surrounding strata, a groundwater impact assessment report commissioned by the company has found.

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The report by Australian Groundwater and Environmental Consultants found longwall mining would also result in subsidence of the strata above the mined longwall panels due to physical removal of coal