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BHP, Rio Tinto, drain Australia’s bore water – for free!

BHP, Rio Tinto, Pilbara Manganese, Fortescue Metals and Hamersley HMS were the thirstiest, collectively taking more than 345 billion litres of water last year….Bore users are not charged for the water…the drawing of water by bore users had dried up lake systems in Yanchep National Park.

  • Bore users escape fines | Perth Now, By Narelle Towie,  September 18, 2010 “………….the mining sector has been exposed as the biggest water guzzler in the state, according to the department’s annual report, which will be released at the end of the month.

BHP, Rio Tinto, Pilbara Manganese, Fortescue Metals and Hamersley HMS were the thirstiest, collectively taking more than 345 billion litres of water last year for operations such as dust suppression, cleaning machinery and dewatering.

WA Water Minister Graham Jacobs has defended his department over the lack of action against bore abusers……..

The corporation currently charges $1.78 for every 1000 litres of drinking water consumers use above a 950,000-litre yearly allocation.

Bore users are not charged for the water ……..Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation’s head of research, Prof John Dobson, who is undertaking a study of WA’s groundwater, said the drawing of water by bore users had dried up lake systems in Yanchep National Park.

Bore users escape fines | Perth Now

September 20, 2010 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, uranium, water | , , , ,

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