Mining in catchments at Wollongong



Rivers SOS has published a detailed report on a proposal to expand mining at the Russell Vale Colliery, near Wollongong.

In this case we’re looking at incremental mine damage to the most significant catchment in Australia, still capable of providing “some of the highest quality drinking water in the world” for 4.5 million residents of Greater Sydney, a city expanding at an approximate rate of 40,000 a year; 60% of NSW’s population at present and tipped to grow to 80%  – eight million – by 2050.

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