AMSJ » ENVIRONMENT » Spills

Category - Spills

Uncontrolled release of well bore fluids: Surat Basin

During a coal seam gas drilling operation in the Surat Basin, the well began to flow when the 9-5/8” casing was being run to approximately 400 m into the Hutton sandstone formation. The 13-3/8”...

BHP Samarco

Samarco mine won’t reopen this year, BHP says

BHP Billiton has said it was unlikely the Samarco iron ore mine would reopen, after the tragic events in November 2015 when two dam bursts. “Samarco makes an important contribution to the...

Contamination concerns after CSG wells flood

Two tanks containing CSG waste water have been tipped over in flooding waters, raising concerns about possible contamination of the Nepean River southwest of Sydney. A number of AGL’s coal seam...

Inquiry Launched Into Waste Management Transport Drivers

Inquiry Launched Into Waste Management Transport Drivers

An inquiry was launched earlier this week into safety and fairness issues concerning road transport drivers in the waste management industry. The Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal (RSRT) will conduct...

AGL BTEX test was positive

Toxic Chemical BTEX Found In AGL Mine Flowback

After discovering potentially toxic chemicals in flowback water, gas company AGL has halted operations at the Gloucester coal seam gas project north of Newcastle. The company voluntarily shut the...

Final Report into Ranger Uranium Mine spill released

The final report into the leach tank spill at Ranger uranium mine in the NT late last year has been released, with mine owners, Energy Resources of Australia (ERA), given a light rap on the knuckles...