Tonnes of black waste from a coal mine has been spilt into a World Heritage listed wilderness area in the Blue Mountains West of Sydney. Water scientists say the recent spill is a good thing as it brings attention to the coal mine it deserves. The Centennial Coal company supplies almost half of NSW's coal fired energy needs (46%) and locals say the mine is paramount for the local economy and jobs. But scientists say the Blue Mountains mine at Clarence also discharges up to 25 mega litres of toxic waste water into the 'pristine' river system every single day and has done for the past 30 years.
Airdate: 
Wednesday, August 5, 2015 - 19:30
Channel: 
SBS Two