Shut down Santos in the Pilliga

Shut down Santos in the Pilliga

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It has been revealed that groundwater near the Pilliga in North West NSW has been contaminated as a result of a leak from Santos' coal seam gas exploration pilot in North West NSW.

Uranium levels recorded in the groundwater as a result of CSG activities are at 20 times the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. Groundwater is the lifeblood of towns and rural businesses and the worst fears of local farmers are being realised. 

Santos have said this type of contamination could never happen - now we know that it already has.  The NSW Government must immediately halt all CSG drilling in ...

It has been revealed that groundwater near the Pilliga in North West NSW has been contaminated as a result of a leak from Santos' coal seam gas exploration pilot in North West NSW.

Uranium levels recorded in the groundwater as a result of CSG activities are at 20 times the Australian Drinking Water Guidelines. Groundwater is the lifeblood of towns and rural businesses and the worst fears of local farmers are being realised. 

Santos have said this type of contamination could never happen - now we know that it already has.  The NSW Government must immediately halt all CSG drilling in the Pilliga and throughout NSW in response to this alarming news, and protect our groundwater from any further damage and contamination. 

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Phone the Premier and Deputy Premier

Coonamble farmers Mark and Cherie Robinson are travelling to Sydney to call for the Government to stop the coal seam gas drilling in the Pilliga following contamination of groundwater with uranium and heavy metals from Santos' operations there.

Will you stand with them and add your support by phoning the Premier and the Deputy Premier and asking them to stop all coal seam gas drilling now that there is concrete evidence that it is not safe?  

Call Barry O'Farrell and Andrew Stoner

Barry O'Farrell and Andrew Stoner Premier and Deputy Premier of NSW Premier: (02) 9228 5239 Deputy Premier: (02) 9228 5209

Start with your name and where you live.

After all the promises by Santos and the NSW Government that CSG wouldn't contaminate water resources, the worst fears of farmers in the North West have been realised, and waste water from Santos' coal seam gas operation has leached into groundwater and contaminated it.

It was very poor form for the NSW Govt to sign an MOU with Santos just days after the EPA fined them for contaminating groundwater in North ...

Start with your name and where you live.

After all the promises by Santos and the NSW Government that CSG wouldn't contaminate water resources, the worst fears of farmers in the North West have been realised, and waste water from Santos' coal seam gas operation has leached into groundwater and contaminated it.

It was very poor form for the NSW Govt to sign an MOU with Santos just days after the EPA fined them for contaminating groundwater in North West NSW. 

The fine of just $1,500 issued by the EPA for such serious pollution is totally inadequate and reveals a system that is broken.

The Pilliga is a recharge aquifer for the Great Artesian Basin - the lifeblood of western NSW. Will they now act to protect this irreplaceable resource, and announce a moratorium on any further coal seam gas drilling? 

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