EnergyAustralia, one of the country’s leading energy retailers, today said it has committed $2 million toward new measures to manage underground water at the Mt Piper power station in the central west of New South Wales.
Ross Edwards, EnergyAustralia Executive - Energy, said the spend was part of a broader program to provide the community, workers and customers with certainty about the future of the power station, which has an operating life until 2043. Works already underway at Mt Piper include a $200 million water treatment plant and pipeline project, assessment of a waste-to-energy project and a rail development to expand sources of long-term coal supply.
The new "groundwater" investment is in addition to the $11.5 million already spent each year at Mt Piper on managing water at the site.
The Lithgow Environment Group seeks to preserve the balance of nature in its region. This is especially important given the impacts of the area's industrial heritage. The Lithgow region contains some of the most biodiverse bushland in the Greater Blue Mountains. Our aim is to promote and protect this rich natural heritage..
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