This afternoon, during a routine inspection, the Dargues Gold Mine became aware of sediment laden water originating from a pipeline being used to transfer water from the Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) to the underground mine. The cause of the event is under investigation.
Immediate action has been taken to contain the discharge and determine the extent of any impacts on the environment. This includes:
- The pipeline was isolated and the pump shut off.
- Sediment and erosion control inspections of the discharge site were completed.
- Water sampling is being completed to assess the extent of any impact.The EPA and other regulatory agencies have been notified.
The area from which the discharged water originated contains only disturbed soils. There are no chemicals, hydrocarbons or other pollutants contained within this area.
We will continue to keep you updated as further information comes to hand. Please do not hesitate to contact us on 1800 732 002.