Media release – Enhanced risk to Sydney’s drinking water

The incremental damage to the Special Areas, the heartlands of Sydney’s catchment, continues with yesterday’s announcement from the Planning Assessment Commission (PAC), giving the green light to India’s Wollongong Coal mine to continue mining within the Dam Notification Area of the Cataract Dam, holding around 10% of Sydney’s water supply.

The Rivers SOS Alliance supports the position of the Sydney Catchment Authority, which advised the PAC that it’s opposed to this mining operation as it is within the Dam Notification Area (i.e. a zone providing a safety buffer around the water storage dams).

You can read the full release here.

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