|Contaminated water syphoned off into the surrounding environment|
Mr Chapple said he was particularly concerned about contaminated water leaks from lined dams at several of Buru Energy Limited’s Yulleroo wells in February this year, but had been unable to gain access to the relevant environmental information from the Department of Mines and Petroleum.
“I’m absolutely astounded by the lack of transparency here,” he said.
“To the best of my knowledge, it’s the first time in history that environmental regulations have been commercial-in-confidence.
“We don’t know the environmental requirements of Buru Energy with regards to this site, nor are we allowed to access them so how can we possibly hold them accountable for any environmental breaches that may or may not have happened.
“The Fracking industry is being managed by a set of rules and regulations without public oversight.”