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Adani Mining response to ABC article on groundwater bores

12 September 2018

Following the ABC’s report today that incorrectly states Adani Mining has drilled groundwater bores for mining operations without approval, Adani Mining has released the following statement to provide everyone with the correct facts.  The following statement can be attributed to an Adani Mining spokesperson:  “Adani Mining is not dewatering for mining operations. Drilling has been undertaken at the Carmichael mine site to take geological samples and monitor underground water levels and we have sent the regulator reports on these bores which are publicly available online.  “This is project stage one activity as permitted under Environmental Authority for the mine, which was issued in April 2016.  “We have not been notified of any investigation by the regulator. The monitoring activity onsite is consistent with the plan of operation Adani Mining submitted to the Department of Environment and Science in 2017.  “Like all resources companies, we have ongoing dialogue with regulators about our operations and regularly submit information to them as required under our various approvals.”  The Carmichael Mine Environmental Authority can accessed here: https://environment.ehp.qld.gov.au/env-authorities/  Reports on Adani Mining’s groundwater monitoring bores:  http://resources.information.qld.gov.au/groundwater/reports/borereport?gw_pub_borecard&p_rn=165581  http://resources.information.qld.gov.au/groundwater/reports/borereport?gw_pub_borecard&p_rn=165582  http://resources.information.qld.gov.au/groundwater/reports/borereport?gw_pub_borecard&p_rn=165584http://resources.information.qld.gov.au/groundwater/reports/borereport?gw_pub_borecard&p_rn=165583 http://resources.information.qld.gov.au/groundwater/reports/borereport?gw_pub_borecard&p_rn=165580   Drilling of bores and other stage one works have continued at the Carmichael Mine site during 2018.  The Environmental Authority permits ‘Project stage 1’ activities to be carried out prior to commencement of significant ground disturbance including:  pre-construction surveying and technical assessment including geotechnical, establishment of site security arrangements (including signs, fences, safety barriers, and temporary security personnel facilities) and maintenance of existing roads and tracks;  installation of facilities for the purpose of environmental monitoring compliance; and  other works limited to the existing site facilities and access roads. (ENDS) Download PDF...

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