Mining accelerating salinity levels – Sydney Morning Herald

The Berejiklian government ignored warnings by an auditor for two years that it in needed to address rising salinity at Sydney’s main reservoir. As Fairfax Media reported last year,  the triennial audit of Sydney’s water drinking catchment found salinity levels at Lake Burragorang had risen over a 20-year trend, and were twice the level of other catchments. Coal mining, a key source of those salts, was having a “cumulative and possibly accelerated” impact.

Read the SMH article.