Extra Water To Be Discharged From Hazelwood Pondage

EPA has given approval to go ahead

Extra Water To Be Discharged From Hazelwood Pondage Hazelwood Pondage, looking across to the power station. Image courtesy of Wikipedia user Mriya

The Environment Protection Authority has approved Engie’s application to discharge additional water from Hazelwood Pondage.

The EPA will be allowing up to 300 megalitres per day to be released for a maximum of 60 days, with the aim of releasing pressure on the pondage dam wall.

Recent studies have shown that an earthquake over a magnitude 6 may cause the wall to break and flood nearby properties. 

The usual rate of water discharge is 75 megalitres per day.

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