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February 2013

28/02 - EPA places Dargues Reef Mine operators under strict environmental conditions

The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has issued Big Island Mining with an immediate Clean-Up Notice for the Dargues Reef Mine construction site in Majors Creek following a water pollution incident during heavy rain last weekend.

The Notice requires the operators to take immediate action to ensure that appropriate environmental controls are in place and are being adhered to.

It requires the company to engage the expert services of a sediment erosion control professional to inspect the site, make recommendations for improvements and performance monitoring.

27/02 - Development of Dargues Gold Mine - Progress in pictures (1st Update)

Monday 11 February saw the commencement of pre-development earthworks at Unity's Dargues Gold Mine in NSW.
 
Excavation of the "box-cut" - from which the underground mine will be accessed - as well as construction of the 3km site access road form part of this initial work program.
 
The following link contains a number of site photos - importantly showing where work has started in the key areas.  We will provide this photo collage on a regular basis to keep you up to date with our progress.
 

25/02 - Majors Creek sediment basin fails after heavy rain

//www.canberratimes.com.au/nsw/majors-creek-sediment-basin-fails-after-heavy-rain-20130225-2f0cy.html#ixzz2LsvUwHaM

Sediment flows into Spring Creek, which flows into Majors Creek.

Majors Creek and Araluen residents are furious a sediment basin below a gold mine under construction has failed after a few days of rain.

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