On 30 September 2019, the Department issued an Official Caution to Wambo Coal Pty Limited (WCPL) for failing to adequately minimise visible off-site air pollution from the Wambo Coal Mine. On 6 December 2018, dust generated by an excavator at the coal mine was observed to be travelling off-site towards Jerrys Plains. On this occasion, minor operational changes were made by site personnel to minimise dust generation; however, these measures were not adequate to minimise excessive dust leaving the site. The Department expects all coal mines to minimise visible offsite dust in accordance with their conditions of consent. The Department will continue to monitor compliance with the conditions of the consent.
Page last updated: 23/10/2019