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PROTECT THE WOLLANGAMBE
The Society has campaigned to stop Clarence Colliery's impacts on the Wollangambe River and the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area for many years. The Wollangambe, a designated wild river for most of its length, flows eastward from the Newnes Plateau through the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area until it joins the Colo River.
There is one main source of pollution just below the rivers headwaters: Centennial Coal's Clarence Colliery. The mine's original approval predates the area’s designation as a World Heritage Area in 2000. Clarence's mine waste discharge has prevented part of the river being designated a wild river.
The Wollangambe River flows from Newnes Plateau
In the last few years, the society has focussed on strengthening the pollution controls on the mine's discharge by arguing for changes to Clarence's Pollution licence.
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