Fears CSG water will poison river (http://bigpondnews.com/articles/Environment/2013/03/28/Fears_CSG_water_will_poison_river_858534.html)
Bigpondmews 28 Mar 2013
Poisonous water from coal seam gas could wash into the Murray-Darling, environmentalists say.
Poisonous water could wash into the Murray-Darling because an opportunistic mining company is taking advantage of the NSW government's 'piecemeal approach' to coal seam gas (CSG) waste water regulations, environmentalists say.
Despite the government banning evaporation ponds - which store chemical-laden water used to fracture bedrock to free CSG - the department of trade has allowed mining company Santos to build two 'dams' in the Pilliga forest in northern NSW, the Wilderness Society said.
The 'dams' have a capacity of 600 million litres and the water they will store contains arsenic, lead, chromium, salts and petrochemicals....
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Four Corners: "Gas Leak!" http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2013/04/01/3725150.htm
The coal seam gas industry promotes itself as a cleaner carbon-fuel alternative; but how do we know this is true? Until now much of the information used to back this claim has come from the industry itself.
The problem is this "cleaner-greener" claim doesn't always square with experience on the ground. Next on Four Corners reporter Matthew Carney talks to farmers who've seen rivers bubble with methane, their bore water polluted with chemicals, while the reserves of ground water on their property have dropped alarmingly.
The risk that getting (coal seam) gas can kill or harm many lives is expected to be high!