Adani has been fined for releasing polluted water into the Caley Valley Wetlands in February.

In response to the news ACF's Stop Adani Campaigner Christian Slattery said:

“Adani has been fined for breaching its environmental licence and releasing contaminated water into the Caley Valley wetlands.

“If Adani can’t safely operate Abbot Point, how can it be expected to safely operate a giant coal mine?

“It is ironic that Adani blamed extreme weather for this spill incident. If Adani’s planned Carmichael mine goes ahead, digging up and burning that coal will add to global warming, which is intensifying heatwaves, bushfires, floods and other extreme weather.

“No further government approvals to facilitate Adani’s Carmichael mine should be granted until current court action and investigations are concluded.”

ACF is challenging the Federal Environment Minister’s failure to apply the water trigger to Adani’s proposed water pipeline project.

Coal stockpiles (middle distance) and discoloured water in settlement ponds (left foreground) and in the Caley Valley wetlands (right foreground), Abbot Point, 9 February 2019

Coal stockpiles (middle distance) and discoloured water in settlement ponds (left foreground) and in the Caley Valley wetlands (right foreground), Abbot Point, 9 February 2019

Apparently eroded coal stockpiles (foreground), drainage channels and settlement ponds (at back), Abbot Point, 9 February 2019

Photos by Gary Farr

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