Mount Morgan mine revamp
WATER treatment capacity at the abandoned Mount Morgan Mine site will significantly increase following the installation of three new evaporators purchased for $1.2 million.
The Department of Natural Resources and Mines is also investing a further $470,000 in equipment upgrades to improve the operation of the onsite Lime Dosing Water Treatment Plant.
Natural Resources and Mines Minister Andrew Cripps said today the upgrades were vital additions to the Queensland Government's ongoing program to rehabilitate the old Mount Morgan mine and address water quality issues in the Dee River.
"The three new evaporators will increase the mine site's daily water treatment and removal capacity from an average 3.2 megalitres to approximately 4.7 megalitres per day," Mr Cripps said.
"This will help accelerate the lowering of water levels in the open cut pit, further reducing the likelihood of an uncontrolled discharge of pit water into the Dee River; and also reducing site seepage."