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.