NSW EPA comes swinging against Wollongong Coal application

THE New South Wales Environment Protection Authority has recommended Wollongong Coal’s application to forego its mining lease condition to pipe Ballambi Creek water underground be rejected because it would create an “elevated risk” to the community downstream and to the environment via the creek.

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Underground at the Wollongong Coal Russell Vale mine.

Wollongong Coal wants permission to replace the planned piping of the creek underground, which was meant to reduce pollution downstream, with an uncovered channel.