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Santos fined for contaminating groundwater with uranium

Santos was issued with a $1500 fine on February 18 after a leaking storage pond at their Pilliga coal seam gas site in NSW was found to be contaminated with uranium at levels 20 times higher than...

CSIRO helps mines find the right water balance

The CSIRO has developed a new water management model they believe will help Australia’s coal mining industry to be better equipped to deal with extreme weather events. A KEY CHALLENGE FOR THE...

Increase in mine deaths prompts safety alerts

An open letter from Stewart Bell, Queensland Commissioner for Mine Safety and Health 2013-14 shaping up to be a dangerous year for mining  contractors. It doesn’t have to be. Eight people have died...

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The shape of things to come

The ongoing shift from investment and construction to production and operations in the mining sector isn’t a signal that the mining boom is over. Rather, it’s a sign that the scope of mining work is...

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