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At Risk: The Mataranka Hot Springs

The Mataranka Hot Springs are in the Roper River catchment, fed by groundwater from the Daly Basin, northern Wiso Basin and the northern Georgina Basin.

Almost the entire Roper River catchment is under already approved exploration licences for shale gas fracking.
Large swaths of the Daly, Wiso and Georgina basins are also under licence or application for fracking.

Tens of thousands of square kilometres around Mataranka could be turned into gasfields, putting these fragile water systems and hot springs under threat! In a recent community led survey 95% of local residents want the area to be gasfield-free.

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