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Blast fumes NSW EPA

Coal mine operator fined for disgusting smell

An energy company has been accused of operating in a rude and deplorable manner after revolting fumes escaped from one of its coal operations. MACH Energy Australia was widely criticised for failing...

Whitehaven Coal workers

Coal mine charged with taking water without a licence

An emerging mining company unlawfully extracted water for years at its coal operation in northern New South Wales, authorities said. Whitehaven Coal is accused of taking water without an access...

Narrabri landfill fire

Automated mine owner fined for dumping flammable waste

A fully autonomous coal operation was caught dumping hazardous waste that allegedly burst into flames multiple times in northeast New South Wales. Whitehaven Coal subsidiary Narrabri Coal Operations...

BHP trading

Mining giant caught using island to avoid paying tax

A multinational resources company must pay tax on any commodity sales even though it was facilitated by its overseas centre, a court has ruled. The High Court of Australia has found BHP Billiton...

Adani Australia

Proponent pays fine without conviction recorded

An Asia headquartered mining company behind a $21 billion coal project in Central Queensland will pay a financial penalty and avoid having a conviction recorded, a court has heard. The Brisbane...

Nifty Copper

Metal producer cops fine for dead worker

A metal exploration company will have to pay a fine worth tens of thousands of dollars after one of its staff died in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. The Perth Magistrates Court recently...