The New South Wales Department of Planning & Environment issued an official caution to the Maules Creek coal mine in June for failing to ensure that fixed plant at the mine delivered sound power levels within the limits identified in the mine’s environmental assessment.
The official caution was issues as part of the department’s monthly compliance inspections. Maules Creek is now implementing a series of noise mitigation works in relation to its fixed plant equipment.
According to its Compliance Report for June – the latest report available – the department undertook 87 inspections in June.
In additional to Maules Creek, inspections also took place at coal mines including South32’s Dendrobium mine, Yancoal’s Moorlarben mine, Wollongong Coal’s Russel Vale and Wongawilli mine, Centennial Coal’s Springvale Mine, Rio Tinto’s Mt Thorley-Warkworth mine, Glencore’s Ulan mine and Peabody Energy’s Wilpinjong mine.
Edited by Jonathan Rowland.
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