Australia: NSW – Sugarloaf State Conservation Area


The link below is to a media release concerning Sugarloaf State Conservation Area in New South Wales, Australia. It concerns fire bans and illegal campfires, as well as a bushfire sparked by such a campfire.

For more visit:
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/media/OEHMedia14012701.htm

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Coal company accidentally turns a creek into concrete


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Global mining giant Xstrata sent contractors with truckloads of grout to repair gaping cracks and chasms it created on a hilly ridge in an Australian conservation area while mining for coal.

You’re probably wondering to yourself, “How could this possibly go wrong?”

When the contractors got there, they made a blunder that would be hilarious were it not so devastating.

As grout was being poured into a crack at the top of the cliff, it was gushing out of another crack at the bottom. An estimated 200 tons of grout — enough to fill 12 cement trucks — flowed into a creek. There it hardened, turning what had been a tranquil waterway in the Sugarloaf State Conservation Area into a 370-yard concrete pathway. From the Newcastle Herald:

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Media Release: Remediation Ordered for Sugarloaf State Conservation Area


The link below is to a media release concerning remediation of the Sugarloaf State Conservation Area in New South Wales, Australia.

For more visit:
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/media/OEHmedia13082800.htm

Australia: New South Wales – Sugarloaf State Conservation Area Mining Damage


The link below is to an article reporting on the mine subsidence disaster in the Sugarloaf State Conservation Area of New South Wales, Australia.

For more visit:
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/1743298/mine-subsidence-rehab-credibility-mess-video/