EPA fines Warkworth for water discharge

THE New South Wales Environment Protection Authority has fined Yancoal subsidiary Warkworth Mining $15,000 for allegedly breaching its licence conditions after sediment laden water discharged from its mining operations through a culvert and into an onsite farm dam.

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The incident could have been prevented if the water had been diverted.

The discharge occurred in December last year when a grader operator on the mine site moved a stormwater diversion bund adjacent to a mining road, allowing the contaminated water to be discharged.