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'Adani and the Galilee Basin' by Susan Reid

October 2017, no. 395

'Adani and the Galilee Basin' by Susan Reid

October 2017, no. 395

No amount of modelling or scientific assessment can foresee the full extent of the damage that will eventuate if the Adani Group’s Carmichael Coal Mine goes ahead. It would be the largest coal mine ever built in Australia and amongst the biggest in the world, extended over a thirty-kilometre-long area and comprising six open cut pits and five underground mines. An estimated 2.3 billion tonnes of coal would be removed over the sixty years of its operation. The Galilee Basin wouldn’t know what had hit it.

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Comments (2)

  • I've just been told that it has already been approved. I hope I'm wrong. It needs to be stopped. I'm doing this for all the children that other people have. Unfortunately I didn't get to have any. So, it's for our generation & all those others. Looking back at all those beautiful photos of what that area is, it would be a CRIME.
    Posted by Mandie Lindahl
    29 October 2017
  • Immense gratitude, Susan, for your beautifully worded explanation of both the existing virtues of the Galilee Basin and its proposed devastation, so inexplicably backed by both the Australian and the Queensland governments.
    Posted by Pat Grainger
    02 October 2017

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