Abbot Point Coal Terminal release into Caley Valley
Issued: 8 February
Please attribute to a Department of Environment and Science (DES) spokesperson:
The Department of Environment and Science (DES) has been advised by Abbot Point Coal Terminal of a release of stormwater from an authorised release point into the Caley Valley Wetland.
Abbot Point Bulk Coal advised DES of the release on 7 February 2019.
The stormwater release is currently occurring from a dam spillway as a result of recent heavy rain associated with the monsoon trough.
DES officers will be onsite at the coal terminal this morning (Friday 8 February) to assess the situation and ensure compliance with environmental conditions.
DES continues to implement a long term monitoring program in the Caley Valley Wetland to determine any adverse impacts on environmental values.