Some issues with the Douglas Mine – subsidence

The EES for the Douglas mine is worth reading to get an idea of what might be claimed with the proposed Fingerboards Mine and what might actually happen Douglas EES Basin Minerals Dec 2001 Basin Minerals claimed subsidence wouldn’t happen – they were wrong. Post rehab subsidence has rendered previously level paddocks impossible to use … More Some issues with the Douglas Mine – subsidence

LESSONS FROM THE DOUGLAS MINERAL SANDS MINE

LESSONS FROM DOUGLAS Although the Douglas mine site has vastly different soil types and topography than the proposed Fingerboards mineral sands mine, we must learn from the experiences of farmers in Western Victoria to avoid the pitfalls they continue to face. Advice from people over there who have been directly and indirectly affected covered support … More LESSONS FROM THE DOUGLAS MINERAL SANDS MINE

Objecting to new Exploration Licence applications

Unlike every other field of law, silence is taken as consent if people don’t object to mining licence applications. Please lodge objections  by 27/10/17.- online  http://earthresources.vic.gov.au/earth-resources-regulation/Contact-us/objections or  in writing to The Minister for Resources, c/- Team Leader Licensing, Statutory Authorisations and Technical Services, GPO Box 4509, Melbourne Victoria 3001 For more information go to http://earthresources.vic.gov.au/earth-resources-regulation/Contact-us/objections Background Kalbar Resources has applied for more local exploration … More Objecting to new Exploration Licence applications

How to have your say on the content of the Environment Effects Statement – Submissions due October 6th

The draft scoping requirements for the Environment Effects Statements for the Fingerboards mine have been published. This not only covers impacts on the environment, but also addresses economic impacts; impacts on the community; cultural heritage, landscape and visual impacts and potential rehabilitation. If major areas of concern are not investigated now then the project could … More How to have your say on the content of the Environment Effects Statement – Submissions due October 6th

RUMOURS (We can’t verify these but are interested in seeing what pans out)

Iluka took the Horsham City Council to VCAT to force them to take on ‘regulation/oversite’ of the company’s radioactive waste dump at Douglas. One of Iluka’s main arguments (supported by Southern Grampian Shire) was the importance of the dump to keeping employment at the Hamilton processing plant. Surprise, surprise as soon as the time for … More RUMOURS (We can’t verify these but are interested in seeing what pans out)