Resident distressed by impacts of mine closures
Coastal town on the edge
Cairns to be hit by mining
A miner gets ready to work on the ground in th이천출장안마 이천출장마사지e Cairns mines near Atherton
A man walks along the rail line in the Kimberley
People wait for help to be dispatched to the Cairns mines in Victoria
Some of Australia’s largest coal deposits in remote areas of Queensland have been damaged by massive coal seam gas explosions, putting residents’ wellbeing at risk and forcing authorities to close some mines in the remote Kimberley.
An explosion triggered by a pipe collapse at the Alcoa mine in Cairns and five separate pipe incidents have left 1,000 homes and business in the Kimberley without power.
In Cairns, residents are also without power, thanks to the Cairns City Light and power co부산 마사지mpany’s failure to get back on the grid, leaving only a handful of residents without power.
One Cairns resident has been given a court summons by the coal industry for damaging the air quality by smoking while waiting for help to get to the sites.
And 마이다스 카지노in the state’s largest port, Townsville, residents have been forced to move to homes on the edge of a coal seam gas explosion.
A miner from the Cairns mines makes the first step in his work at a new coal seam gas line, in Cairns, Queensland January 27, 2016. REUTERS/David Gray
A state spokeswoman confirmed state health department workers are onsite to assist residents, but they will not be making any immediate arrangements for extended assistance as there is no threat to public health or safety.
One man was being treated for shock at the scene in the northern towns of Tabor.
FORTUNE AND NEGATIVES
On Monday, a local newspaper published a scathing report by local news station Qld News claiming the operation was run with “fantasy and no logic” – despite the safety warnings the company gave a day earlier.
“They made their money from ‘dirty’ coal mining,” wrote Tony Wilson, writing for the Sydney Morning Herald.
“The industry’s top priority was ‘not to cause environmental harm’ which included the use of large chemical facilities that included toxic waste that leaked and polluted rivers to the tune of more than $1.5 billion.”
Wilson is also the editor of a Brisbane paper, The Magpies Weekly.
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