ABC NSW Story
Interest in the mineral antimony means abandoned mines in northern NSW are viable once more, but widespread environmental damage could well be on the cards.
Note that the National Party's MP, Luke Hartsuyker, has spoken in favour of the reopening of this mine. This is surely the major issue of the Clarence by-election. Why jeopardise the water supply of Coffs Harbour, Grafton and other towns, for millenia, for a possible sixty jobs over a short period? Why ruin the tourist industry and the health of the Clarence River system? How many other other jobs will be lost if the environmental safeguards on this Wild Cattle Creek mine fail just as the safeguards on the Hillgrove mine failed?
SMH Story on Macleay River poisoning: Mines Toxic Flow
The Macleay River is officially poisoned for thousands of years by the Hillgrove mine. It cannot be remediated. Its tourist industry is already affected. Will the Clarence be next?
|The Nymboida River at Platypus Flat, flowing on its way to the Mann River, thence to the Clarence River. Wild Cattle Creek flows into the Nymboida River.|
Mid North Coast ABC Radio interview October 6thThis is a link to the interview of Anchor Resources General Manager, Ian Price: ABC mid-north coast