Water from Colton Mine will “improve Mary River” says New Hope Coal

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The proposed open-cut Colton coal mine is facing a legal challenge in the Queensland Land Court in Brisbane.

Community group Aldershot and District Against Mining has objected to the mine based on dust and noise concerns as well as Colton’s proposal to discharge water into the Mary River.

But Colton lawyer Damien O’Brien told the court the proposed water discharge was not involved in the mining process and was “chemically benign”.

Mr O’Brien said the discharge could help offset water released from an upstream sewage treatment plant.
“It’s actually of a cleaner standard than the water in the Mary River,” Mr O’Brien said.

He said the water was runoff collected from the mine and stored in a different dam than any water used in the mining process.

Mr O’Brien said experts from Colton and ADAM agreed on noise and dust restrictions – except for the possibility of real-time noise monitoring.

The hearing is expected to finish later this week.

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Henry Sapiecha

 

EARLIER: Controversial New Hope Coal project dragged into court

A PROPOSED Fraser  Coast coal mine will be the focal point of a Brisbane court hearing today.

The  Land Court this morning will start hearing arguments in the legal challenge against the proposed Colton open-cut coal mine near Maryborough.

Aldershot and District Against Mining Group will argue the New Hope Coal project could put the Great Sandy Strait at risk if it is allowed to go ahead with plans to discharge untreated waste water from the mine into the Mary River.

The group will argue drinking water could be tainted, there will be excess noise from the mine and  coal dust could also be a major issue for the residents of Aldershot.

The proposed mine is about 2km outside the village.

THE TASER & CATTLEPROD STANDOFF BY POLICE IN BIZARRE INCIDENT @ TORBANLEA. FRASER COAST QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA.FC CHRONICLE VERION OF EVENTS

Woman learns not to bring a cattle prod to a taser fight

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HOWARD police say they tasered a man who assaulted police in a shock-weapon stand-off involving a woman armed with a cattle prod at Torbanlea.

Police said a routine task “turned to custard” when they attended to speak to the occupants of a house who had allegedly moved back in since it was repossessed in October.

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Sergeant Martin Slack said two police officers had attended to make inquiries about 9.15am on Tuesday, but when the situation escalated to threats and violence, a stand-off developed and a Howard police officer used his taser on the 34-year-old man.

The Torbanlea man and his 31-year-old female partner were arrested.

He was charged with assault on police, trespassing and obstructing police.

The woman was charged with serious assault on a police officer, trespassing and obstructing police.

Both have been given notice to appear at Maryborough Magistrates Court on November 26.

“No one was injured in the incident,” a spokesman for the Howard police said.

Sgt Slack said the taser was used to create an opportunity for officers to restrain the person.

“It stops the person from being able to lash out,” he said.

An earlier version of this story incorrectly said the man was armed with the cattle prod.

  14th  November 2013

Topics:  hervey bay, howard, police, taser, torbanlea

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Henry Sapiecha

The Torbanlea Taser & cattleprod Saga unfolds as the perpetrators say they are the victims.

Watch out soon for the other sides version of what happened >>

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FRASER COAST HUMAN REMAINS FOUND IN BUSHLAND PROPERTY NORTH OF MARYBOROUGH

POLICE INVESTIGATING HUMAN SKULL FOUND OFF BRUCE HIGHWAY NORTH OF MARYBOROUGH QLD

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POLICE are at the scene where suspected human remains have been found on a property north of Maryborough.

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A skull was found late yesterday on the property on the Bruce Highway.

Forensic officers would attend the scene later today to determine the nature of the remains, police said.

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Henry Sapiecha

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DUMB THIEF IN HOWARD GETS NABBED BY LOCAL POLICE. HE…..Read on

HOWARD SHOP THIEF APPREHENDED AND STOLEN GOODS RETURNED TO OWNER

After taking artcles from the local IGA store the opportunist thief decided to stop outside the local police station to relieve himself.

He was recognised as the shop thief and promptly apprehended, the  goods siezed and returned to the store. Yours truly was at the shop scene when the constabulary arrived to return the stolen goods to the store. Some pics of the lads below in action. So good to see results on theft issues etc. Thanks guys.

BY THE WAY

The items stolen from the store were a bottle of milk and biscuits. …A HUNGRY THIEF…!!!

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