MAJOR FLOODING AT ANDAMOOKA – ROXBY DOWNS – FLINDERS RANGES & NOTHERN PASTORAL

Roxby Downs shopping mall sustained considerable flooding

Welting thunderstorms served a double dose of torrential rains on towns in the far north east of the state including Roxby Downs, Andamooka, the Flinders Ranges and far north east pastoral, severely damaging roads and flooding properties in the region.

Thursday evening saw the first enslaught with another trouncing early Friday morning.

Approximately 85 mm was recorded at the Olympic Dam mine and up to 150mm at Roxby Downs pastoral lease. Continue reading

HERITAGE LISTED – ARKAROOLA SANCTUARY IN THE FIRING LINE

Government Proposes to allow Mining in Heritage Listed Wilderness Sanctuary

Dear Editor

We are greatly concerned that the SA government is proposing to allow the mining company Marathon Resources to mine the Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary in the Northern Flinders Ranges. Continue reading

FIRE BAN ADVICE FOR MID – FAR NORTH – CATASTROPHIC – EXTREME

The CFA in South Australia is advising the public that TOTAL FIRE BANS have been declared for Wednesday, 18 November 2009 in the following Fire Ban Districts: Continue reading

MARATHON RESOURCES ACCEPTS S.A. GOVERNMENT OFFER OF NEW EXPLORATION LICENCE FOR FLINDERS RANGES

The Directors of Marathon Resources Limited hereby advise that, on behalf of its wholly owned subsidiary Bonanza Gold Pty Ltd, Marathon Resources Limited has accepted the offer from the Government of South Australia to grant an Exploration Licence over the area previously registered as EL 3258.

The Directors will continue dialogue with the relevant authorities to clarify the new conditions in the Exploration Licence offer and the timing of the amendments to the Mining Act.

MARATHON RESOURCES SHAREHOLDER & ARKAROOLA URANIUM HUNTER ON BRIBERY CHARGES

Independent Weekly
HENDRIK GOUT
17/10/2009 4:00:00 AM

The owner and director of the largest shareholder in the company which the state government allows to explore the Arkaroola wilderness for uranium, Marathon Resources, is awaiting trial on charges of having bribed a government minister. Continue reading

DERAILED: LEIGH CREEK COAL TRAIN – ENROUTE TO PORT AUGUSTA POWER STATION

Is this the coal train that didn’t run?  
by: Nellie Malseed – Coober Pedy Regional Times (South Australia)

As a result of Operation Climate Camp SA 2009 emissions protest at Port Augusta, Flinders Power agreed that the longest coal train in the world would not run on Saturday 26th or Sunday 27th September”!

Police media release Friday 25 September 2009 TIME 3.30 pm 
“Operation Climate Camp 2009: Leigh Creek Coal train suspended”.    “…..it has been decided that the Leigh Creek coal train will be suspended over the coming weekend [26th and 27th September]…..”   AUTHORISED BY Assistant Commissioner Graeme Barton, Northern Operations Service. [SAPOL]  

However, at  approximately 10am Sunday morning 27th September, the “long coal train” from Leigh Creek  traveling to the Port Augusta power station laden with coal, derailed at the safety crossing in Copley, due to a technical fault.

the Leigh Creek coal train traveling toward Port Augusta derailed at Copley in the Flinders Ranges.  Photo: Nellie Malseed

The Leigh Creek coal train traveling from Leigh Creek toward Port Augusta today, Sunday, derailed at Copley in the Flinders Ranges. Photo: Nellie Malseed

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