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Sloppy Workmanship and Poor Supervision

Sloppy workmanship and poor supervision, led to the locating of the smoking gun that when added to photographs and the facts, many provided by Santos themselves, indicate that the Kill at the Bibblewindi Water Treatment Facility did not occur in June 2011, but occurred in December of 2011, and on the watch of Santos. But I have jumped the gun. I will now show you the smoking gun.
In December 2011 Santos embarked on a program of consolidating the Dam walls of all the water storage facilities over the entire State Forest operational area, and charged with doing this was the  out of town preferred contractor Daracon.
After completing the wall consolidation of the No 2 Dam at Bibblewindi they moved onto the dam at Bohena 3 and in March 2012 moved to the Bohena Ponds located at the Bohena 1 South site. You will note from the photographs the condition of the wall on the smaller of the dams.
the watts were under cut and badly eroded by the action of Rain and the fact that there was no binding material (grass) on the wall top or slopes, and that in this area spells Major problems, for we have soils that just dissolve in the wet and as they are not naturally tight setting, allow water to run down through them causing the erosion, that the sample photographs attached clearly show, and will form void spaces which may or may not be seen. Thus weakening the integrity of the walls.
One such example is shown. It is a void located behind a tear in the liner that “Blind Freddy” could see, and yet both Daracon and the Santos Inspector and site supervisor did not see.
NOW THAT IS VERY SLOPPY WORKMANSHIP ON EVERYONES PART.
The cavity was measured in the presence of Santos Representatives on Tuesday 24th April, The measurements were but a straight rod and found to have a void space behind the dam liner that was almost 1000 mm wide and 1100 mm deep the length was not accurately measured due to the tear in the liner being difficult to pull apart, however the measurement taken previously showed that it went close to 625 mm South and 750 mm North, this gives an approximate length of 1375 mm, big enough for a man the crawl into. The measurements were on a rigid rod, and are therefore not the true sizes, as it was noted the there was a swelling behind the liner 2500 mm down the liner close to the water level.
So, the methoid of wall consolidation was proven to be useless along with the fact that nobody saw this under-cut despite working all around the spot itself.

Santos you really have a very shoddy and sloppy workforce working for you in this area.

Worlds best practice, that is a joke, why a team of 10 year old’s could do better.

SANTOS, AGAIN YOU HAVE PROVED THAT THIS INDUSTRY CANNOT BE SELF REGULATED. THE PILLIGA CSG INDUSTRY IS TRULY PROVING TO BE YOUR INDONESIA IN AUSTRALIA.

                 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

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