In October 2023, EJA made a submission on two proposals by Centennial Coal to modify and expand water transfers at its Angus Place Colliery, on behalf of Lithgow Environment Group.
Centennial plans to expand its Angus Place coal mine. To lay the groundwork for those plans, the company proposes to pump 10 million litres of untreated mine water per day from Angus Place coal mine to its Western Coal Services site and from there, into Wangcol Creek. This is up from its current level of 2.5 million litres of water per day.
This mine waste water is full of heavy metals and toxic chemicals like arsenic, selenium, ammonia, and fluoride.
This mine waste water is full of heavy metals and toxic chemicals like arsenic, selenium, ammonia, and fluoride. It would be pumped into Wangcol Creek, which feeds into the Coxs River, and eventually into Sydney’s main source of drinking water, the Warragamba Dam – which hundreds of thousands of people rely on for clean water.
Read EJA’s submission below.