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McArthur River Mine Overburden Management Project (EIS)

The draft Environmental Impact Statement ( EIS) for McArthur River Mine Overburden is now available for public comment. Comments are to be submitted on or before COB Wednesday 3 May 2017.  ECNT has a copy of the draft EIS on display in our reception.

The McArthur River Mine (MRM) is located approximately 45 km south-west of the township of Borroloola and 470 km south-east of Darwin, in the Gulf Region of the Northern Territory. MRM is the world’s largest producer of zinc in bulk concentrate form and zinc concentrate. The Overburden Management Project originated from an improved understanding of the overburden (waste rock) geochemistry and the need to manage it differently from previous proposals.

The ECNT encourages our members and supporters to make written comments on this document. This is an important opportunity to raise concerns about the potential environmental impacts of the project.

Written submissions should be directed via e-mail or post to:
NT Environment Protection Authority
GPO Box 3675
Darwin NT 0801

An online version of the draft EIS can be accessed here: