The Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Santos’ Narrabri Gas Project in now online. Public submissions can be made up until 22 May. Environmental groups are calling for an extension due to the size of the EIS and the affects it will have on communities, productive farmland and water sources, including the Great Artesian Basin.
Concerns include the integrity of 850 wells drilled through the Great Artesian Basin to the coal seam below; the ‘treated’ waste water being allowed to run into the creek and river system; and the location of the landfill where the left over solid toxic salts will be buried. During a two year peak period, Santos estimates 2.5 B-double truck loads of toxic salt will be buried in landfill a day. Will this landfill site be near you?