EPA restricts Maules Creek blasting

BLASTING at the Whitehaven Coal’s Maules Creek open cut coal mine in New South Wales will be restricted and subject to additional strict requirements to protect the local environment and human health, according to the NSW Environment Protection Authority.

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The prevention notice requires blasting practices at the mine to be reviewed.

EPA executive director regulatory operations Carmen Dwyer said it was investigating seven blasts from the mine alleged to have generated uncontained and potential toxic fumes, between October 1 and