At a meeting with Premier Peter Gutwein this afternoon, the Bob Brown Foundation explained why returning mine waste underground is the best option for MMG and its Rosebery mine.
In an open letter to the Premier, BBF Campaign Manager Jenny Weber said, “this ‘paste-fill’ option would be world’s best practice and would avoid destroying part of takayna/Tarkine rainforest and its wildlife.”
“It would increase jobs at the mine, both in constructing the necessary paste plant and infrastructure required to take the paste back underground,” Jenny Weber said.
Ms Weber who was accompanied by former State and Federal Greens MP Bob Brown, said “We have asked the Premier to come and see the threatened rainforest as well as the takayna/Tarkine coastline and the route of our proposed Trans Tarkine track, another big job creator for the West Coast.”
“takayna is Australia’s largest temperate rainforest and would be a brilliant job creating National Park and World Heritage Area if the state government nominated it for listing. It is a world class stronghold for an array of rare and endangered birds, mammals, and invertebrates,” Jenny Weber said.