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March 2013

06/03 - Mine cleans up after rain

After the Environmental protection Agency (EPA) ordered Big Island Mining, the operators of the Dargues Gold Mine at Majors Creek with a clean up notice, the company has been implementing new sediment control measures and erosion mitigation. The company was left exposed with large areas of topsoil removed for the initial construction work for the boxcut, ROM pad and access roads.

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

11/03 - Creek threat: a hard rain and mine spill.

Owner of Wisbey's Orchards in Araluen Robyn Clubb concerned about the environmental impact of the Goldmine near Major's Creek.

Owner of Wisbey's Orchards in Araluen Robyn Clubb concerned about the environmental impact of the Goldmine near Major's Creek.

It's mid-morning on the banks of Majors Creek near Araluen, and the only noise likely to disturb orchardist Robyn Clubb and her dogs comes from squabbling crimson parrots in the casuarinas above them.

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