AGL submits changes to fracking plan

AGL says modifications to its plans to frack four wells as part of its Waukivory Pilot Program will result in fewer truck movements, improved leak detection and less visual impact.

AGL says it will make three modifications to its Review of Environmental Factors (REF) application for the Waukivory pilot.

The modifications include replacement of an in-ground turkey’s nest dam with a double lined, above ground temporary water storage tank, smaller enclosed flares and an underbore beneath a creek.

AGL says the Gloucester Community Consultative Committee and members of Gloucester Dialogue (comprising local government, Office of Coal Seam Gas, AGL, community representatives, and chaired by NSW Water Commissioner Jock Laurie) have been informed about the modifications. 

The company said the REF for the Waukivory Pilot Program, lodged in September last year, concluded that potential environmental impacts of the program would be low to negligible.

The modification will be lodged with the Office of Coal Seam Gas in coming weeks once further environmental assessment has been completed.

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