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Emissions from dust pollution from Cadia goldmine ‘not adequately regulated’, expert says

An expert advising the New South Wales Environmental Protection Authority on Cadia Hill goldmine has raised concerns about the adequacy of its dust regulations imposed on the mine. The EPA began investigating the goldmine in May after dozens of local residents reported elevated levels of heavy metals in their drinking water. It established an expert panel on 30 June which included Dr Ian Wright, an academic at Western Sydney University, who was involved in the first few rounds of community water testing.The regulator’s environmental protection licence, issued to Newcrest’s Cadia mine, does not include discharge limits for “metal-contaminated dust emissions” like it does for metals and other pollutants expelled in wastewater. “I am pleased that the EPA is investigating the impact of this mine on the local environment,” Wright said. “But also, the adequacy of the EPA regulations imposed on this mine also warrants investigation.”

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    • George Kariuki

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      What happened to stringent environmental oversight?

      • Jane Wangui

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        This is very irresponsible. Australian government should up their game and take responsibility.Less dust pollution the better.

        • Kevin

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          Authorities in Australia need to show a level of adherence to set EPA guidelines

          • Joseph Githinji

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            EPA regulations should be adhered to the letter , this irresponsibility in mines is unacceptable.

            • Munene Mugambi

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              The Australian government has to show their commitment to climate change reforms by taking their seriously

              • Princess

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                The industry has strict obligations to meet clean air standards and currently cadia appears to be falling short of their expectations stated by EPA.

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