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May 17, 2021

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The vigil at Metgasco’s Casino site, where it is building a second holding pond for potentially toxic coal-seam gas wastewater, ended yesterday following predictions of heavy rain.

In the week since the protest started, one man was arrested for chaining himself to a Metgasco bulldozer, dozens of protesters turned up with shovels to symbolically fill in the dam, the group was entertained by performers from CSG – The Musical and Greens environment spokesperson Cate Faehrmann visited the site.

Richmond Valley Group Against Gas spokesperson Dean Draper told media the vigil had achieved its aims of drawing attention to the issue of so-called holding ponds and the group would continue to monitor the situation at the site. He indicated further action may take place there in the future.


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