QMEB ยป Water & Environment

Category - Water & Environment

BHP worker meeting

Bushfire smoke blamed for poor coal production

A mining giant suffered a blow to its latest production volumes due to smokey haze from dozens of bushfires. BHP has blamed poor air quality for an 11 per cent drop in energy coal production at its...

Save Our Water Tamborine Mountain

Southeast Qld council rejects mining application

The nation’s second largest local government refuses to allow some exploration activity in the nearby hinterland region. Gold Coast City Council (GCCC) has rejected an application submitted by...

Aeris Resources

Metal producer could run out of water in New Year

A metal exploration company predicts it only has about three months of water supply left before it may have to shut down operations due to the continuing drought in New South Wales’ Orana...

Roy Hill Iron Ore Mine

Major tender awarded for Gina Rinehart’s metal mine

A subsidiary of a mining services company has won a big contract for an iron ore operation in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. Pentium Hydro, which is owned by Vysarn, recently secured the...