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More on the death of Thirlmere Lakes

The slow drying up of the five Thirlmere Lakes in the World Heritage Blue Mts National Park, possibly because their bedrock has been fractured by longwall mines nearby, has already been written up in the media, also filmed on ABC … Continue reading

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New mine could crack dam floor

Sydney Morning Herald 23rd July, 2009 A NEW longwall coalmine directly beneath Woronora Reservoir has the potential to crack the dam floor and cause serious leaks from southern Sydney’s main drinking water supply, say documents produced by the Sydney Catchment … Continue reading

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