May 10, 2016

Approved Australia Mine Expansion Faces Court Hearing

Drinking water advocates claim expansion could be detrimental to water quality

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Claiming potential saline increases in local water, the approval of a coal mine expansion near Lithgow, Australia will undergo a hearing in the Land and Environment Court, according to an ABC News Australia report.

The Environmental Defender’s Office claims discharge from the proposed mine would increase salinity in the Coxs River and Warragamba Dam. Centennial Coal, which sought approval for the mine expansion, claims it went through a rigorous application process to gain approval for the expansion.

The case is set for a hearing in early May.