Menu

Tweed woman locks onto truck at Pilliga CSG plant

A 52-year-old woman from Tweed Heads has locked herself under a worker’s truck at the Santos Leewood CSG wastewater treatment facility near Narrabri in the Pilliga forest, holding up work for the day.

The truck is blocking all access to the facility preventing any further traffic from entering the site, and halting construction of this large-scale coal seam gas infrastructure.

The woman, Mina Hunt, a disability worker, said she’d ‘never done anything like this before but I know the risks of the coal seam gas are too great to accept’.

‘I have adult children and hope one day to have grandchildren. Coal seam gas is one of the biggest threats for a sustainable future, and I’m hopeful that more and more people will stand up against destructive industries to help ensure a safe future for the coming generations,’ Ms Hunt said.

‘Santos has already contaminated an aquifer with uranium and other heavy metals. Neither Santos, the NSW government, nor any scientist can provide a guarantee that our precious groundwater will not be contaminated again or that the Great Artesian Basin will not be de-pressurised by Santos’ 850 well Narrabri Gas Project.’

A Lock the Gate spokesperson told Echonetdaily that the Leewood facility is designed to treat one million litres of toxic coal seam gas water every day before using it to irrigate crops on site.

The approval of the facility has been challenged in the courts by Narrabri-based group, People for the Plains, which is being advised by the NSW Environment Defenders Office (EDO).

 


One response to “Tweed woman locks onto truck at Pilliga CSG plant”

  1. David Saunders says:

    We all know about CSG it stinks in so many ways.
    I also encourage people to engage in stopping this industry in what ever way they can .
    The world needs a stop to these invasive polluting industries not expansion.
    Humans have already messed up the ecosystems ,now we must do every thing possible to clean up the damage done.
    We have alternatives to fossil fuels we must presure governments to bring them online now and also do it our selfs such as solar panels and electric cars etc.
    Money the root of all evil.
    David. Saunders. Conservationalist

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

 

Become a supporter of The Echo

A note from the editorial team

Some of The Echo’s editorial team: journalists Paul Bibby and Aslan Shand, editor Hans Lovejoy, photographer Jeff Dawson and Mandy Nolan

The Echo has never underestimated the intelligence and passion of its readers. In a world of corporate banality and predictability, The Echo has worked hard for more than 30 years to help keep Byron and the north coast unique with quality local journalism and creative ideas. We think this area needs more voices, reasoned analysis and ideas than just those provided by News Corp, lifestyle mags, Facebook groups and corporate newsletters.

The Echo is one hundred per cent locally owned and one hundred per cent independent. As you have probably gathered from what is happening in the media industry, it is not cheap to produce a weekly newspaper and a daily online news service of any quality.

We have always relied entirely on advertising to fund our operations, but often loyal readers who value our local, independent journalism have asked how they could help ensure our survival.

Any support you can provide to The Echo will make an enormous difference. You can make a one-off contribution or a monthly one. With your help, we can continue to support a better informed local community and a healthier democracy for another 30 years.”

Echonetdaily is made possible by the support of all of our advertisers.