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Raw water tank failure

Collapse damages mine equipment, injures worker

A mining operation reported a structural failure that battered machinery and hurt one employee. A raw water tank recently failed at a Queensland coal mine, releasing large volumes of water across the...

Pump solutions for mine water management

Pump solutions for mine water management

Mines require water. At the same time, because many mine working areas are below the water table, the removal of water is a major challenge. Water is critical for every mine site – without...

Northern star resources fined after workers injured driving underground

Tarrawonga Coal fined $30k after pollution discharge

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Tarrawonga Coal Pty Ltd $30,000 over alleged pollution of a local creek from uncontained sediment and soil from the mine. The EPA alleges that...

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Adani fined for flood water release

Adani’s Abbot Point Operations today confirmed it has received a Penalty Infringement Notice from the Queensland Government in relation to floodwater entering the Caley Valley Wetlands during...

mining water on the moon

UNSW team exploring mining water on the moon

A team of UNSW Sydney engineers has an ambitious plan to prove the commercial viability of mining water from the moon to produce rocket fuel. In an announcement yesterday at the SIAA Space Industry...

groundwater flow

Heat under your feet identifies groundwater flow

Groundwater flow from aquifers to rivers, lakes and the ocean affects the productivity and diversity of aquatic ecosystems – but accurately measuring water movement below the soil is difficult for...

Water to create economic value for Australians

Australia’s minerals industry is supporting prosperity through efficient and responsible use of our water resources, with mining’s water use as a share of national consumption falling from 3.9 per...

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Wollongong Coal fined $30,000 for water discharge

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has fined Wollongong Coal $30,000 after the company’s Russel Vale coal mine discharged dirty water into Bellambi Gully last December. This fine is one...

AMSJ April 2022