Great Artesian Basin coal-seam gas ‘risk’

The Australian, 7 November 2014

It is one of the world’s largest underground water reservoirs, covering an area bigger than Iran. But a new report has found that the Great Artesian Basin’s pumping power comes from an area smaller than Tasmania.

A scientific review has raised questions about the basin’s cap­acity to withstand water extraction necessary for coal-seam gas mining.

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