Saturday, January 17, 2009

Floods threaten Felton project

Heavy rain at the end of November and beginning of December lead to significant flooding in Hodgson Creek. Ambre Energy plan to site their "Felton Clean Coal Project" adjacent to Hodgson Creek. Recent experience in Central Qld should serve as a warning against such developments near major water courses - the Ensham mine was flooded in early 2008, and was allowed by the EPA to "dewater" into the nearby Nogoa River. Water quality was badly affected by salts and other minerals in a large part of the Fitzroy river system, all the way to Rockhampton. After recent rain last month, Ensham has commenced "dewatering" once more.........

For a detailed look at Ambre Energy's plans for the first stage of their proposed project at Felton, go to

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