Groundwater Impacts of Coal Seam Gas Development

Groundwater Impacts of CSG development This scoping paper was commissioned by the Department of Infrastructure and Planning (DIP) to develop a better understanding of the potential risks posed to regional and local aquifer systems by the development of a coal seam gas-based Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry in Queensland. The objectives of the study were to:
Provide background information on potential groundwater impacts resulting from the expansion of
the coal seam gas (CSG) industry;
Provide a broad estimate of water production (and uncertainties) resulting from expansion of the
CSG industry; and
Propose an approach for effective monitoring of groundwater impacts due to CSG production.

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