Save the Walsh River
Natural Arch






81 people have objected to the new mining lease and are currently involved in a court case with the mine.

Very little information has been supplied to objectors about what is planned for the site except that it will be a level 2 code compliant operation. Worse yet, due to the size of the mining lease, they are not required by law to do an environmental impact assessment.
The steep terrain, the arsenic levels in the soil, the hydrology and the climate combine to create a very difficult to contain mine site. The fact the site in question forms the water catchments of not one, but two creeks, and is in close proximity to homes highlights the unsuitability and irresponsibility of this location for mining. Although there is a record of old historical mining activites on the new lease, modern scale mining operations will have the potential to dramatically increase the risk and scale of water contamination.

It is for this reason that many local Watsonville, Herberton and surrounding regional communitites believe that, coupled with the fact the mining company has shown very little regard for the environment and the local community, the new mining lease application should not be granted.
It is without doubt, in the minds of local residents and beyond, that Kagara should be made accountable for their negligent actions, and further more that neither Monto Minerals nor Baal Gammon Copper should not be deemed fit to mine another lease.
Scientists and naturalists have walked the proposed expansion and identified a number of rare and endangered flora and fauna such as the Northern Quoll.





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