CSG leak hits major river system

DRILLING fluid linked to a CSG project has leaked into a Queensland river that is part of the Murray-Darling Basin.

The leak occurred when contractors for coal seam gas company QGC were drilling to run a pipeline underneath the Condamine River in Queensland's southwest.

Environment Minister Andrew Powell released a statement this morning saying his department was investigating the spill but he did not say when the incident occurred or how much fluid polluted the river.
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He said a limited amount of fluid seeped from the drill hole but had since been contained within a wall of sandbags and pumped out.

Drilling has stopped at the site while an investigation is underway.

Read more at Brisbanetimes.com.au



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