Environmental News

Qld govt denies it's given in to miners

Admin Keep Queensland Beautiful - Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Queensland mines waterlogged since the floods will not be able to discharge into waterways under proposed legislation, the state government says.

The government introduced a bill in parliament last week that would allow mines to release water in the event of an emergency.

The state opposition says it fears the changes will allow mining companies to discharge more toxic water into Queensland waterways under the guise of emergency releases.

Read more: http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/2012/11/05/19/01/qld-govt-denies-it-s-given-in-to-miners