The Beharra Springs Gas facility near Dongara is now a contaminated site after elevated levels of hydrocarbons and arsenic were discovered in groundwater around the plant. The contamination has been going on for at least 12 years. The elevated levels are the result of contamination from the gas facility including suspected leaks from the plastic lined waste water pond and faulty equipment. High levels of arsenic were found in water that had been used as drinking water in the gas facility.
TUESDAY, OCT 15, 2019: The Gasfield Free South West Alliance has expressed deep concern at Bunbury Energy’s decision to begin aerial gravity surveys over the South West this week. The company is looking for sources of gas. The surveys will cover parts of the shires of Capel, Dardanup and Donnybrook-Balingup in an 800km long grid pattern over farms, urban areas […]
MONDAY, OCT, 14, 2019: Plans for a new federally funded round of shale oil exploration in northern WA could see a massive expansion of fracking across the state and demonstrates how both the federal and state governments are ignoring the climate crisis. The Morrison Government plans to use $5 million of taxpayer funds to explore for new unconventional shale oil […]
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2019: Lock the Gate Alliance has called on the Western Australian EPA to listen to landholders in the Dongara region and publicly assess the Waitsia Gasfield proposal. Plans to expand the gasfield, which could be on of the nation’s biggest onshore gas developments, were released on last week and the public was given just seven days to […]
MONDAY, JUNE3, 2019: Work is underway on what could be WA’s first fracking gasfield, the Lock the Gate Alliance has warned A drilling exploration rig has been erected 50km south east of Dongara on unallocated crown land off Natta Road. It is exploring for tight gas as well as conventional gas and oil. Mid West coordinator for Lock the Gate […]