South32 looks for EPA nod to expand Worsley bauxite mine

South32 Worsley Alumina has submitted a revised proposal to the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) for expansion of the Worsley bauxite mine in Western Australia.

Australian Mining is reporting the updated proposal involves clearing up to 7119.5 hectares of native vegetation for the mine and related activities, and requires two river crossings over the Hotham River.

It forms part of the company’s plan to expand the existing mining area and incorporation of new mining areas alongside the development of a bauxite transport corridor.

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