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Will Swanbank, near Ipswich, become Arrow Energy’s environmental salt-bomb?

June 12, 2012

A licensed landfill at Swanbank, near Ipswich, has been earmarked to potentially receive more than 117 tonnes of concentrated waste salt water from planned coal seam gas operations in the Surat region. Lock the Gate south east Queensland (SEQ) says if Arrow Energy goes ahead with its salt...

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Metgasco guilty of dumping CSG wastewater at council sewage plant

June 12, 2012

Lock the Gate Northern Rivers has received confirmation from the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) that Metgasco have been disposing of wastewater from its coal seam gas exploration activities illegally at the Casino Sewage Treatment Plant (STP) for almost a year. This wastewater disposal practice represents a violation of...

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Expert water committee falls at first hurdle

June 12, 2012

The Lock the Gate Alliance has reacted angrily to news that two coal seam gas wells were approved by the NSWGovernment at Fullerton Cove, north of Newcastle, last week following advice from the new Independent Expert Scientific Committee set up by the Federal Government. The two proposed...

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Gas emergency heightens on Western Downs

June 05, 2012

Residents on the Tara residential estate on Queensland's Western Darling Downs have reported the presence of gas smelling like 'rotten eggs' and another 'sweet-smelling' gas and, as a result, teams from both state and federal governments have begun investigations of the area to determine...

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