Warkworth Mining Slapped With Au$30,000 Fine

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) have fined Warkworth Mining a total of AU$30,000 following a joint investigation.

The EPA fined Warkworth AU$15,000 for allegedly failing to manage saline water at their Singleton mine, with DPIE issuing the company am additional fine of $AU15,000 for allegedly failing to implement their approved Water Management Plan.

During wet weather on 30 March 2019, Warkworth discharged saline water from a dam into Longford Creek. The dam was draining water from an active coal truck area, which meant the water had a high saline level because it is affected by coal and spoil or overburden.