Mt Pleasant mine extension kicks ups dust in Muswellbrook

THE cumulative health and environmental impact of Mach Energy’s proposed Mt Pleasant mine extension along with other nearby open cut mines in the Hunter Valley area of New South Wales have been ignored by the Department of Planning in its approval, according to the Lock the Gate Alliance.

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Spraying water for dust abatement.

It is calling on the Independent Planning Commission to demonstrate its independence by refusing to approve the extension, which prolongs the mine's life by another six years beyond 2020.