Idemitsu rehab commitments questioned

IDEMITSU, which owns the Ensham thermal coal mine in Queensland, has been accused of attempting to renege on its original commitment to fully refill and rehabilitate 11 mining pit voids – including three voids on the Nogoa River floodplain – and pass a $379 million clean-up bill to taxpayers.

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Idemitsu's Ensham mine in Queensland.

The company denied it was submitting a change to its existing environmental requirements and said it had put forward the option that best protected the environment.