NSW commission approves BHP coal extension project

PERTH (miningweekly.com) – Mining giant BHP Billiton on Wednesday welcomed a decision by the New South Wales Planning Assessment Commission (PAC) to approve a modified extension of the existing Mt Arthur opencut operation.

The extension would see BHP extract an addition 128-million tonnes of run-of-mine coal from the Mt Arthur operation, extending the mine life by four years, to 2026. Mining at the Mt Arthur operation would continue at a steady pace, with the project operating at its currently approved maximum rate of 32-million tonnes a year.

Read more at: http://www.miningweekly.com/article/nsw-commission-approves-bhp-coal-extension-project-2014-10-01

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