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Peabody rewrites the rulebook after wildfire at North Goonyella. Peabody’s will not be the last word on the events that locked it out of North Goonyella. As is necessary routine in events this serious, the QMI is running its own investigation. Many in the Queensland coal sector see that appraisal as a litmus of the health of the inspectorate and its capacity to effectively oversee the state of coal mining safety in Queensland. AFR article 28th March 2019

  • October 3, 2021

It is now Two and a half years since Peabody released its findings over North Goonyella Fiasco and Matthew Stevens wrote this article. In conclusion he notes Peabody’s will not…

“Cycle surfing Peabody stalled by Queensland gas” AFR Newspaper Article 19th September 2018. “”About 2½ weeks ago, an area of the North Goonyella mine began registering higher gas levels, suggesting modest elevated temperatures and low-level oxidation of some coal,” the statement said.”

  • September 22, 2021

It is nearly impossible to understand the Events at Grosvenor Mine in 2020 without getting an understanding of the events at North Goonyella in August and September 2018. I have…

I recall I engaged in a robust discussion with Mr Niehaus about corrective actions to manage the gas exceedances. We discussed the bleeder road and I suggested he consider putting the roadway on return.” Inspector Brennan Grosvenor Inquiry Statement. Never tendered at Grosvenor Inquiry. Inspector Brennan gave no evidence. Why not?

  • August 3, 2021

The bleeder shaft being intake and its negative effect on LW 104 spontaneous combustion likelihood and goaf fringe location received a lot of attention at the Grosvenor Inquiry. The reason the bleeder…