Jul 9 2018
Water continues to stream into the Maules Creek coal mine pit.
These images were taken on the 10.6.2018 showing that pumps are still operating in the bottom of the pit, de-watering the coal seams. Water appears to be rising around the blast drill holes with the mine pit pumps working hard to lower the water table.
With the question of connectivity between the Maules Creek alluvium and the coal seams an open question, these pumps could be lowering the Maules Creek water table directly impacting residents and the environment.
Meanwhile, as this video shows, the pit lake continues to grow (as at the 29th of June).