The New South Wales Department of Planning & Environment (DPE) undertook a number of inspections a coal mines in the Australian state in July – including two at Rio Tinto’s Mount Thorley Warkworth coal mine.
The DPE also visited all of Whitehaven Coal’s properties, including the Canyon, Maules Creek, Narrabri, Rocglen, Sunnyside, Tarrawonga and Vickery mines, as well as the company’s coal handling and preparation plant in Gunnedah.
In addition, Peabody Energy’s Metroplitan and Wambo mines were also inspected, as well and Boggrabri mine, which is majority owned by a subsidiary of Japanese company, Idemitsu Kosan.
No enforcement actions were taken against the inspected coal mines. Mines and quarries comprised 22 of the 96 inspections undertaken by the DPE in July. The majority of inspections (61) took place at infrastructure and other projects, while 11 took place a industrial sites.
Edited by Jonathan Rowland.
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