Aquifer Interference, Fracked Baselines – Part 1

Aquifer Interference, Fracked Baselines – Part 1

Threats of gasification of groundwater and resulting contamination, as well as groundwater depletion, are foremost in the minds of objectors to Santos’ Narrabri 850+ coal seam gas well (CSG) project. In theory, baseline monitoring can help prove if gas mining changes the existing groundwater conditions and if a contamination incident can be attributed to industrial activities. Baseline monitoring is a sensible and necessary activity. The fact is, the experience in Queensland has seen a dramatic drop in groundwater levels since the coal seam gas industry started  in Queensland in 2008 with documented cases…continue reading →
Narrabri Gas Project: Latest info, Myths & Facts

Narrabri Gas Project: Latest info, Myths & Facts

What is Coal Seam Gas? Coal seam gas is methane that is held in coal seams. It differs from conventional gas, which has been Australia’s primary gas source, because it requires unconventional methods to extract. These methods involve removing the groundwater from the coal seam, horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing. A cocktail of dangerous chemicals are used to drill, with or without fracking. About Narrabri Gas Project Santos, is proposing to drill 850+ coal seam gas wells in the Pilliga forest and surrounding farmland. At 95,000 hectares, this is the largest project ever…continue reading →
Department of Industry, Water Monitoring Strategy for Coal Basins in NSW – New Groundwater Monitoring Bores in the Gunnedah basin – Review of Environmental Factors (October 2018) and other NSW Government Water Monitoring Bore documentation

Department of Industry, Water Monitoring Strategy for Coal Basins in NSW – New Groundwater Monitoring Bores in the Gunnedah basin – Review of Environmental Factors (October 2018) and other NSW Government Water Monitoring Bore documentation

Water Monitoring Strategy for Coal Basins in NSW – New Groundwater Monitoring Bores in the Gunnedah BasinReview of Environmental FactorsReport Number: ISR18059 October 2018Prepared for Department of Industry Lands and Water Division StreamlineHYDRO: Plumb Road – Groundwater Monitoring Equipment Installation Report No. 2018072001-RPT-001Commissioned by Crown Lands and Water Division, NSW Department of Industry5 July 2018 NSW Government Water Monitoring FrameworkThe NSW Government’s Water Monitoring Framework transforms how water data and information is captured and used to protect precious water resources. NSW Department of Primary Industries – Groundwater Monitoring Bore Drilling Project: Narrabri –…continue reading →