Mine rehabilitation – What do they owe the land?

On 5th February SOMR representatives visited a property in the Rockdale region near Armidale. Unsatisfactory efforts have been made to rehabilitate an unused mining lease located on a private property.

The issue was brought to SOMR’s attention because of its potential impact on the Macleay Catchment via the Wollomombi River. There are concerns about land stability, soil contaminants entering the waterways and plastic rubbish brought onto the site in poor quality mulch intended to replace topsoil.

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