Tarrawonga fined $15K for dam failure

THE New South Wales Environment Protection Authority has fined Whitehaven Coal’s Tarrawonga coal mine $15,000 after an alleged breach of its environment protection licence when a sediment dam failed at its mine near Boggabri.

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EPA manager regional operations Lindsay Fulloon said sediment dams were an important part of the pollution control system and they needed to be maintained to ensure they worked effectively.