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Santos’ explination of the Tree Kill at Bibblewindi stinks of a Cover-Up

Over the course of the next week I will be presenting facts, figures, actual Government and Santos Documents willl go to show that the material Santos provided as an explanation as to when the second of the discharges which caused an extended area ofTree die back/Kill occured, and how Santos tried to blame all the tre Kills/Die-backs and cover-ups on Eastern Star Gas, as purely misleading and an attempt to lead people and Governments, as if they need any encouragement, away from the real truth.
The page may be rewritten a few times to make the phrasing better, however I feel that this cover-up of the  Forest Kill/Die-back is so important to get out there, that my readers will understand if the lay-out changes but not the actual events, sitings, observations (photographed or witnessed) or documents.

Since seeing the Kill area at the Bibblewindi Water Treatment and Gas Gathering Facility, on December 30th 2011, and reporting it to the media the next day December 31th 2011, I have been recording the condition of the area, gathering Government Documents, studying all the Santos soil analysis as well as our own, taking samples of both soil and water from a fixed location, photographing same as well as other areas of the Kill, looking for a reason as to why such a large area was supposedly killed by “water-logging” and by a” discharge of 10,000 litres over a period of 5 hours in June 2011″. 
All the explinations, just did not add up, there was something more to the puzzle. There had to have been a massive quick uncontrolled discharge of at least 1000,000 litres to have caused the extent, shape of travel and the way certain areas were untouched as well as the area well over and above the official area given by Santos in February 2012 and the DTII in November 2011.
So where could this volume of water come from, only one explanation, and photographs taken on January 4th 2012, suggested the exact location on the Dam Wall of the No. 2 Dam, and my knowledge of the soils in the area, along with my experiences with these soils and my own water storage Dams, and the fact that Santos was furiously working to consolidate the wall of this dam, lead me to the conclusion that this dam had suffered a partial wall collapse, which allowed water to spill out in a rush and then stop, without emptying the entire dam, much the same way children let the sides of a swimming pool down and release a rush of water, andl to stop the flow when pressure on the wall is released.I always knew the answer, but I needed proof.
That proof came on Monday 23rd. April 2012, when at the Bohena Evaporation Ponds located at the Bohena 1 South well site, a large cavity was discovered which had under-cut the supporting soil under the liner (see article Sloppy Workmanship and Poor Supervision dated 29-4-12). As the soils at Bibblewindi and the Bohena Ponds are the same, and as this was unseen by the Contractor Daracon who consolidated the dams at this site in March 2012, it stands to reason that there was a similar but much larger cavity behind the wall and liner of the No. 2 Dam. Also recorded and shown to Santos was how the under-cutting starts (water seeps into the unconsolidated soil beside the liner, dissolves the clay from the soil leaving only sand and eventually a cavity is created by the water carrying away the binding material when it naturally escapes through out holes lower down in the Dam wall that it has made (see also photos in Article Sloppy Workmanship… 29-4-12). The wall at the No.2 Dam let go due to the either the internal pressure of the high water accumulated in the Dam by a combination of the rain even from July2011 to November 2011 and the fact that this dam is used to store “trucked-in water from other sites and has a discharge pipe from the Reverse Osmosis plant attached to allow excess water from the plant to be added to the water in the dam.
Why did not the entire liner come out and the entire contents of the dam be released? That can be answered very simply, the liner is buried into the soil of the dam top, and it retained the liner once the pressure upon the liner was lowered sufficiently to stop the action of pulling the liner from its anchoring point in the soil,was reached

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