Category Archives: Coal and CSG Mining

GasLands screening


The Quiz: Coal

1. A longwall shearer (the machine that loosens the coal from the seam in longwall mining projects) has a face of at least:

a) 20 metres

b) 100 metres

c) 300 metres

2. In 2007, how many short tons of coal were mined in Australia?

a) 428 million

b) 634 million

c) 768 million

3. How much of Australia’s electricity production is generated using coal?

a) 60%

b) 75%

c) 85%

4. What percentage of Australia’s coal is exported?

a) 60%

b) 75%

c) 80%

How did you go? Check out the answers.

Community Meeting: Southern Highlands mining


CANWin speaker night: mining and local impacts

Friday 23rd July , CANWin Speaker Night, Council Theatrette, Moss Vale Dave Burgess, Total Environment Centre will speak about the Southern coalfields, longwall mining and local impacts– specifically water. He will also discuss the local steel industry and how coal mining is set to expand in our region.

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