Mine Subsidence Devastates Sugarloaf Conservation Area

28 August 2013

In relation to Wallarah 2…

A large section of Sugarloaf State Conservation Area in the lower Hunter has been destroyed by massive subsidence from Glencore’s West Wallsend Colliery.

A Fairfax Media investigation has uncovered cliff faces crumbled or collapsed, a waterway destroyed, large cracks opened in the earth and a huge collapse of a hillside.

Damage was tracked over more than two kilometres within the ecologically sensitive conservation area adjacent to the mine’s Longwall 41.

Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/mine-subsidence-devastates-sugarloaf-conservation-area-20130828-2spuc.html#ixzz47XSAwMMJ