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Macarthur MPs say ongoing CSG mining
plans will not succeed
Nov. 12, 2013 -
- Mining giant AGL Energy has refused to rule out a second tilt at its
controversial northern expansion of the Camden Gas Project — which would see
coal seam gas drilling beneath homes in Campbelltown.
But angry local state MPs have reassured residents that it can't happen, and it
EPA investigating exceedences at AGL Camden plant
11 September 2013 - The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is investigating
potential emissions breaches from the AGL Rosalind Park site in August that were
reported to the EPA yesterday.
The incidents relate to three minor exceedences of the nitrogen oxide
concentration limits by 1mg, 5mg and 10mg per cubic metre, on August 13 2013
between 5am and 8am.
AGL has told the EPA that they were only made aware of the exceedences on
September 6 when they received their monthly report of the Continuous Emissions
Monitoring System from the off-site monitoring company.
While it does not appear that exceedences of this type would have resulted in
any environmental or health concern, the EPA is very concerned about the AGL
control systems which did not activate an alarm in place for immediate awareness
of the issue by the company.
The EPA has directed AGL to provide a full written report on the exceedences
within 7 days.
The EPA is also investigating a separate nitrogen oxide exceedence that was
reported on August 5.
Nuns reckon fracking is a habit we can't
October 26, 2013 - The Discalced Carmelite nuns and friars of Varroville, near
Camden, beat Pope Francis to the punch and spoke out against coal seam gas
drilling at Camden NSW.
''To me it appears to be a slash and grab approach, get rich quick and - pardon
this use of language - but to hell with the consequences,'' Sister Jocelyn
Kramer told the
''It's not sensible to exploit the resources now and not bother what effect that
might have for future generations.''
''When you are drilling underground, you
really don't know what effects you're having in terms of subsidence, vibration,
groundwater, soil … those are significant issues which our faith has something
to say about,'' Sister Jocelyn said.
''God created the world with integrity and beauty so that each part is
interconnected. A little effect here will have another effect there.''
Camden Community Meeting with AGL 17 August 2006
AGL wants Camden CSG expansion to proceed
February 27, 2013 - Electricity and gas company AGL Energy
says it will still seek to grow its coal seam gas operations in New South
Wales following a state government ban on CSG near residential areas.
AGL managing director Michael Fraser said he met with NSW Premier Barry
O'Farrell to discuss the new policy which banned coal seam gas (CSG) projects
within 2km of residential areas and placed exclusion zones around horse studs
and vineyards in the Hunter Valley.
Mr Fraser said AGL may face unspecified impairment charges against the $325
million book value of its CSG projects in Camden and the Hunter Valley as a
result of the NSW policy and any expansion of its Gloucester operation may be
He also said AGL was "spending millions of dollars" at present in arbitration
with interstate gas suppliers which were seeking to increase their prices for
supplying gas to NSW.
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