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Linc Energy guilty of causing serious environmental harm


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A failed Queensland energy company has been found guilty of causing serious environmental harm by polluting the Darling Downs with hazardous contaminants despite warnings from scientists. Linc Energy has been on trial for weeks at Brisbane district court, where the jury was told that toxic gas leaked from its operations between 2007 and 2013. The company was charged with five counts of wilfully and unlawfully causing environmental harm. During the trial, the court heard Linc operated four underground coal gasification (UCG) sites in Chinchilla, where it burnt coal underground at very high temperatures to create gas. Its operations left water polluted to the point it was unfit for stock to consume. Scientists and workers warned about gases bubbling from the ground but the company kept operating.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/apr/09/linc-energy-guilty-of-causing-serious-environmental-harm

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