GAS DRILLING AND MINING IN OUR BASIN MUST STOP: The Great Artesian Basin (GAB) covers 22% of Australia and is the only reliable source of water across its overlying arid and semi-arid areas for farmers and communities.
Unconventional gas extraction requires drilling into aquifers or right through the Basin! This creates a risk of cross-contamination or depressurisation of the GAB. The greater the number of gas wells, the higher the risk!
Senator Larissa Waters asks the National Industrial Chemicals regulator about the assessment of CSG chemicals. Unfortunately the Commonwealth government is not examining the impacts of these chemicals on deep groundwater aquifers, and the assessment does not include shale gas and tight gas.
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Australia: A fractured country