Water pollution is a major issue for the coal industry, for environmental regulators and generates considerable community concern.
Almost all coal mines have some problems associated with water pollution. Most accumulate large volumes of wastewater then treat and dispose the wastes. The Sydney basin contains many underground coal mines.
You are invited to join this free ICE WaRM Webinar as part of their Australian Water School with presenter Dr Ian Wright (Western Sydney University), who will discuss several of these, including challenges associated with both active and closed mines.