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Environment Protection Authority

EPA to undertake inspection of AGL’s gas wells at Camden once floodwaters recede

Media release: 7 June 2016

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) is monitoring activities at AGL’s gas operations near Camden after recent flooding and will carry out a site inspection once waters recede.

On Monday, following the heavy rainfall events of the weekend, AGL notified EPA that a number of gas wells in the Menangle Park and Glenlee Area were underwater after the Nepean River flooded on Sunday.

AGL advised that staff had undertaken work to close the wells and remove any essential equipment prior to the flooding, and in accordance with their flood management plan, which is a condition of the site’s development approval.

AGL advised that two water tanks were dislodged during the flood but had remained on site.

The EPA has requested AGL continue to provide updates as the flood water recedes and work to bring the wells back into operation begins.

EPA officers will carry out a site inspection once the flood water recedes and the area is safe to access.

Anyone with a concern about pollution, or knowledge of a particular pollution incident is strongly encouraged to contact the EPA’s Environment Line on 131 555 so it can be investigated. 

Under the conditions of their Environment Protection Licence AGL is legally required to report environmental incidents immediately to the EPA and failure to do so can result in further regulatory action.

For more information about the EPA’s regulatory tools, see the EPA Compliance Policy.

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Contact: Public Affairs

Page last updated: 07 June 2016