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Pilliga Spill – No Water Test

February 2012

Santos releases its own Soil Analysis of the Spill at the Bibblewindi  Water Treatment Works. The samples were taken over 3 days  in January (13th, 14th, and 15th) 2012,  and not handed over to the Analysing lab. until February 9th 2012.

Water Samples were not taken because, Quote  “There was no water available” Unquote.

There is something  funny in all this! How come I could always findwater with-in the Kill area, and have continually done so, and taken samples of it, not for official testing, although they could be,(but as the bottles were only rinsed in my bore water and are Soft Drink type  and are not classed as being suitable for the purpose of Legal Action).I have used this same 3 places from December 2011 until  lateFebruary 2012, to establish whether or not the water, and hence the Chemicals were diluting on the surface due to rain events, this giving a time as to when this Discharge occurred.

Guess what IT IS.

Santos the report you released to the public and up on your web site is an abomination and not complete, appendix’s C, D, E, F, an G are missing. Where are they?

How stupid do you think people are? The time now is not to hide the facts from the public.

A hint of the truth is revealed on page 11, section 6.2.1 of the Bibblewindi Water Treatment Facility report , Soil Investigation by Golder Associates where it is stated that:

       ” * That the average concentrations of metals, TPH/TRH, pH, nutrients and salts in the upper surfaces samples collected from the affected area are generally greater than the average concentrations for the background samples. This pattern was most pronounced for barium, strontium, manganese, iron and exchangeable sodium.

          *The average concentrations of metals, TPH/TRH, pH, nutrients and salts in the deeper samples from the affected area were generally equal to or greater than the average concentrations for the background samples (although less so than the shallower samples), with the exception of manganese, strontium, some exchangeable salts and nutrients.

         *The average concentrations of metals, TPH/TRH, pH, nutrients and salts in the upper samples was greater than or equal to the lower samples with the exception of OF CHROMIUM AND VANADIUM WHICH WERE SLIGHTLY HIGHER”.

  Table 7 of Apendix E summarises the average, minimum and maximum values for upper, lower and background samples.

 But there is not Appendix E available to read, OR IS THERE ?.

The three listed conditions above relate to:

       1) the surface samples taken 0-50 mm deep.

      2)  The samples taken at depths of 50 – 100 mm and 200 – 400 mm.

      3) Refers to the Background samples, or the unaffected samples of soil taken for comparisions.

Santos when are you going to come clean about the events of December 2011 and tell the correct story, you have all but admitted to the full event in this Report.

The time has gone when you can keep pulling the wool over the public eyes, Politicians –  YES : Public – NO 

 Santos save yourself the embarrassment, now is the time to admit to a large sudden Discharge from your Treatment Works  most likely from number 2 Dam in December 2011.

The evidence is stacking up, and you are providing much of it, along with the DPI Environmental Branch Maitland NSW, and the ghost of Eastern Satr Gas.


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