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Australia: Anger over expansion of coal mine

Concerns for water quality in Australia after the government allows coal mining extension under Sydney’s Woronora reservoir.

Environmentalists in Australia are angry over the expansion of New South Wales’s Metropolitan mine.

Coal mining has become particularly controversial, since drought conditions worsened in Australia last year, leading to some water shortages.

The Metropolitan mine is being developed underneath the Woronora reservoir, one of five main water catchments in Greater Sydney, raising concerns about possible water contamination.

Al Jazeera’s Nicola Gage reports.