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Unacceptable mine “rehabilitation” In Comet Vale, part of the Macleay catchment – this shows water coming out of the shaft on the left (a metre inside the lease boundary). The water then travels off lease down the slope and disappears into the base of the dam which has been rebuilt to ‘not leak’. The white patch mid-top is the mesh which is part of the ‘water proofing’ of the dam.

There was unprecedented attendance at last Saturday’s Save Our Macleay River (SOMR) meeting in Bellbrook because of major concerns regarding the

Endeavour Silver Pty Ltd Exploration Licence Application.

Concerns expressed included – Rights of landowners      – Impact on:

  •  cave formations
  • Wildlife
  • Indigenous cultural sites

SOMR shares the above concerns, however our constitutional framework only allows us to act on impacts on the river.

Concerns expressed within SOMR’s brief – Impacts on

  • Water quality
  • Underground water
  • Riparian health

Actions – SOMR

  • Research Endeavour Silver – Canadian based company with mines in Mexico, listed on the NYSE (EXK) and Toronto Stock Exchange (EDR)
  • Further research into the geology of the area
  • Contact Mart Rampe by phone and letter
  • Inform community – Facebook, Web page and Mail drop (supported by local residents),
  • Letter to the Argus
  • Contact Kempsey Shire Council to ask how this development fits in with Strategic Plan?
  • Liaise with Kempsey Local Aboriginal land Council

Actions – Community

Arthur Bain

Chairperson SOMR

Mob 0428 475 965

arthurbain@bigpond.com