EPA TO BRIEF COMMUNITY ON MEDWAY MINE WATER DISCHARGE CRISIS ON THE WINGECARRIBEE RIVER
ALL RESIDENTS URGED TO ATTEND THIS CRITICAL SESSION ON THE IMPACT OF PAST COAL MINING ON OUR LOCAL RIVER SYSTEM
23 April 2018
Battle for Berrima is hosting an urgent community briefing on Thursday 3rd May on the heavy metal discharge crisis from the Boral Medway Colliery.
Representatives of the Environment Protection Authority EPA will be attending the urgent community event to detail:
What is happening in respect of heavy metal discharges from the Boral owned Medway Colliery?
What are the current and likely ongoing impacts of the Medway Colliery on the Wingercarribee and the local river system?
What steps the EPA is taking to protect the Wingecarribee River, which is a key feeder into the Sydney Water Catchment?
“What has been revealed at the Medway Colliery and the discharges into the Wingecarribee River is deeply disturbing”, said Battle for Berrima President Ken Wilson.
“What we are seeing played out at Medway is that the impacts of coal mining are far reaching and continue well after mining activities have concluded.
“It is critical that we get a clear picture of what is happening and how any ongoing problems related to the Medway Colliery can be successfully addressed in the interests of protecting the Wingecarribbee River and the Sydney water Catchment into which it flows”, said Mr Wilson.
This important community briefing is open to all residents of the Southern Highlands including New Berrima, Medway and Berrima and surrounds.
The briefing will be held:
530pm on Thursday 3rd May,
adjacent to Stones Patisserie,
Old Hume Highway, Berrima.
Please RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org