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Fitzroy Catchment coal mine water releases—2016–2017

Data supplied below for all coal mine water releases in the Fitzroy Basin, by season and by month. Please note no data is provided on days where no coal mine water releases occurred.

July 2016

24 releases this month.

Date released Mine Release point Receiving waters Authority Compliant
15–16 Jul Minerva,
Sojitz Coal Mining
RP4 Sandhurst Creek Environmental Authority EPML00668613 Yes
15–16 Jul Oaky Creek,
Xstrata Coal
RP5 Oaky Creek Environmental Authority EPML00942413 No
15–17 Jul Cook,
Xstrata Coal
RP 1 Blackwater Creek Environmental Authority EPML00922913 Yes
15–17 Jul Goonyella Riverside and Broadmeadow,
BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance
RP1 Isaac River Environmental Authority EPML00853413 Yes
15–17 Jul Minerva,
Sojitz Coal Mining
RP1 Sandhurst Creek Environmental Authority EPML00668613 Yes
15–17 Jul Minerva,
Sojitz Coal Mining
RP3 Sandhurst Creek Environmental Authority EPML00668613 Yes
15–17 Jul Minerva,
Sojitz Coal Mining
RP5 Sandhurst Creek Environmental Authority EPML00668613 Yes
16 Jul German Creek,
Anglo American Metallurgical Coal
RP13 German Creek Environmental Authority EPML00732613 Yes
16 Jul Peak Downs,
BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance
RP2 Harrow Creek Environmental Authority EPML00318213 Yes
16–17 Jul Saraji,
BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance
RP6 Hughes Creek Environmental Authority EPML00862313 Yes
16–18 Jul Curragh,
Wesfarmers Resources
RP1 Blackwater Creek Environmental Authority EPML00643713 Yes
16–18 Jul German Creek,
Anglo American Metallurgical Coal
RP3b Roper Creek Environmental Authority EPML00732613 Yes
16–18 Jul Jellinbah,
Jellinbah Group
RP3 Mackenzie River Environmental Authority EPML00516813 Yes
16–19 Jul German Creek,
Anglo American Metallurgical Coal
RP3c Roper Creek Environmental Authority EPML00732613 Yes
16–20 Jul Daunia,
BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance
RP1 New Chum Creek Environmental Authority EPML00561913 Yes
16–20 Jul Isaac Plains,
Vale
RP1 Smoky Creek Environmental Authority EPML00932713 Yes
16–21 Jul Lake Lindsay,
Anglo American Metallurgical Coal
RP5 Oaky Creek Environmental Authority EPML00739113 Yes
16–22 Jul Curragh,
Wesfarmers Resources
RP3 Mackenzie River Environmental Authority EPML00643713 Yes
17–18 Jul Curragh,
Wesfarmers Resources
RP6 MacKenzie River Environmental Authority EPML00643713 Yes
17–19 Jul Lake Vermont,
Jellinbah Group
RP4 Phillips Creek Environmental Authority EPML00659513 Yes
17–21 Jul Saraji,
BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance
RP4 Phillips Creek Environmental Authority EPML00862313 Yes
17–22 Jul Blackwater,
BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance
RP3 Blackwater Creek Environmental Authority EPML00717813 No
17–22 Jul Ensham,
Ensham Resources Pty Limited
RP1 Nogoa River Environmental Authority EPML00732813 Yes
18–21 Jul Peak Downs,
BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance
RP4 Boomerang Creek Environmental Authority EPML00318213 Yes

November 2016

6 releases this month.

Date released Mine Release point Receiving waters Authority Compliant
3–5 Nov Peak Downs,
BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance
RP2 Harrow Creek Environmental Authority EPML00318213 Yes
3–5 Nov Peak Downs,
BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance
RP4 Boomerang Creek Environmental Authority EPML00318213 Yes
3–5 Nov Peak Downs,
BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance
RP5 Ripstone Creek Environmental Authority EPML00318213 Yes
4 Nov Saraji,
BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance
RP6 Hughes Creek Environmental Authority EPML00862313 Yes
4–5 Nov Lake Vermont,
Jellinbah Group
RP4 Phillips Creek Environmental Authority EPML00659513 Yes
4–5 Nov Saraji,
BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance
RP4 Phillips Creek Environmental Authority EPML00862313 Yes

December 2016

3 releases this month.

Date released Mine Release point Receiving waters Authority Compliant
11–13 Dec Daunia,
BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance
RP1 New Chum Creek Environmental Authority EPML00561913 Yes
18 Dec Peak Downs,
BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance
RP2 Harrow Creek Environmental Authority EPML00318213 Yes
18–20 Dec Daunia,
BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance
RP1 New Chum Creek Environmental Authority EPML00561913 Yes

January 2017

7 releases this month.

Date released Mine Release point Receiving waters Authority Compliant
3–13 Jan Hail Creek,
Rio Tinto Coal Australia
RP1 (Polishing Pond) Bee Creek Environmental Authority EPML00661913 No
3–13 Jan Hail Creek,
Rio Tinto Coal Australia
RP3 (South Ramp 0) Bee Creek Environmental Authority EPML00661913 No
4 Jan Poitrel,
BHP Billiton Mitsui Coal
RP1 Isaac River via New Chum Creek Environmental Authority EPML00963013 Yes
4 Jan South Walker Creek,
BHP Billiton Mitsui Coal
RP2 Bee Creek Environmental Authority EPML00712313 Yes
4–6 Jan Isaac Plains,
Vale
RP1 Smoky Creek Environmental Authority EPML00932713 Yes
4–8 Jan Daunia,
BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance
RP1 New Chum Creek Environmental Authority EPML00561913 Yes
23–25 Jan South Walker Creek,
BHP Billiton Mitsui Coal
RP3 Bee Creek Environmental Authority EPML00712313 Yes

March 2017

5 releases this month.

Date released Mine Release point Receiving waters Authority Compliant
4–5 Mar Minerva,
Sojitz Coal Mining
RP1 Sandhurst Creek Environmental Authority EPML00668613 Yes
4–5 Mar Minerva,
Sojitz Coal Mining
RP3 Sandhurst Creek Environmental Authority EPML00668614 Yes
4–5 Mar Minerva,
Sojitz Coal Mining
RP5 Sandhurst Creek Environmental Authority EPML00668615 Yes
20–22 Mar Goonyella Riverside and Broadmeadow,
BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance
RP1 Isaac River Environmental Authority EPML00853413 Yes
20 Mar– current Daunia,
BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance
RP1 New Chum Creek Environmental Authority EPML00561913 Yes
Last updated:
23 March 2017