Coal seam gas deal promises water boost ?  

Posted by Big Gav in ,

Somehow I don't think will turn out well. The ABC has a report that a Queensland town is looking to reinject water from coal seam gas fields into the towns aquifers - yet one of the key environmental problems with CSG is what to do with the contaminated water produced as a by-product - are they plannming on filtering this stuff before putting it into the water supply ?. Mine deal promises water boost.

The Maranoa regional Mayor says a deal with a mining company could solve Roma's water problems. Rob Loughnan says Santos will start injecting water from its coal seam gas fields into the town's underground aquifers.

The project is expected to start within the next six months and councillor Loughnan says the company also plans to sell water to the district's farmers. "But recharging the aquifer is assisting the whole community. It's certainly something I'll be promoting as a great win for south-west Queensland out of all this activity," he said.

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