Sino Iron Mine Continuation

Project
Proposal description: 

The Proposal is located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.  CITIC Pacific Mining Pty Ltd on behalf of Sino Iron Pty Ltd and Korean Steel Pty Ltd is proposing to increase the rate of groundwater abstraction from the mine pits and discharge to the lower Fortescue River and estuary from 12 to 21 GLpa, which is an increase of 9 GLpa.

The proposal is located within an area of existing pastoral, mining, and recreational use. The maximum rate of discharge will remain the same (667L/sec). The period of discharge will increase from 13.7 hr/day to up to 24 hr/day.

Region: 
Referred under EP Act: 
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Last updated: 
January 14, 2022
Current Status: 
Seven-day public comment period open
Seven-day public comment period open
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