Mines could be contaminating Sydney water, says report

A NEW South Wales Audit Office investigation into the regulation of pollution in drinking water catchments found the state government failed to investigate the cause of worsening salinity in Lake Burragorang, despite allowing coal mining activity to continue nearby.

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The polluted water comes from the coal seams that are targeted for mining, and it is highly saline and contains heavy metals, the Lock the Gate Alliance claims.