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Penalty Notice issued to Bloomfield Collieries Pty Ltd (MP05_0136) Cessnock City LGA

On 22 August 2022, the department issued a $15,000 penalty notice to Bloomfield Collieries Pty Ltd, in relation to a discharge of mine water from the Abel Coal Project (the site) on 20 and 22 March 2021 into Four Mile Creek during a rain event. Bloomfield failed to prevent a discharge of any water from the site, as required by its consent and it was not a licenced discharge under EPL 12856. Bloomfield are committed to undertaking maintenance and other works of the water management system to prevent such future discharges.