The Mountain Districts Association’s Investigations into Mangrove Mountain Landfill.

A lot has happened over the past 18 months and we would like to share it with you. Not only will you be surprised by the revelations, but you will see the extent of the EPA’s continuing negligence and misdirection in this matter. In this time we have turned full circle. Premier’s Submission Version 1 February 2016 In February 2016, following the delivery of a 163 page Submission to the then NSW Premier, the Hon Mike Baird, the NSW EPA went into damage control. It had obviously become apparent to them that they were faced with a serious challenge. The … Continue reading The Mountain Districts Association’s Investigations into Mangrove Mountain Landfill.

Landfill Leachate by Marilyn Steiner

Leachate You may have heard the term ‘leachate’ in connection with landfills. It might help to understand what we mean by this term, and why we have serious concerns about where this substance is going in relation to the Mangrove Mountain Landfill at Central Mangrove. The nature of leachate Landfilled solid waste contains a variety of substances which when water passes through can be dissolved into the water. The solution percolates slowly to the base of the mound where it eventually leaches out. It is first black in colour and anoxic (depleted of oxygen, top picture), then brown or orange coloured (bottom picture) as … Continue reading Landfill Leachate by Marilyn Steiner

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A potential catastrophe? Mangrove Mountain Waste Landfill

This landfill site in Mangrove Mountain lies in a watercourse, and in the catchment for the Central Coast potable water supply. Runoff (leachate) from the landfill flows into the catchments of Hallards and Stringybark creeks. These run into Ourimbah Creek, where water is pumped by Wyong Shire Council into Mardi Dam for the Wyong town water supply. Water is also pumped from Mardi Dam into Mangrove Creek Dam for the Gosford town water supply. The Mountain Districts Association (MDA) is concerned that both Gosford City Council (GCC) and the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) have failed to exercise their respective statutory … Continue reading A potential catastrophe? Mangrove Mountain Waste Landfill

The message tree

Last Sunday a few of the Gasfield Free Mountain Districts Committee took part at the Mangrove Mountain Markets. Those of us there had a great time under sunny skies and really enjoyed the opportunity to engage with interested folk who came up to both find out what was going on as well as give words of thoughtful support. Last time we were at the markets so many folk wanted to sign a petition or similar that we decided it would be good idea to have a “message tree” that can be a place for folk to hang their words, whilst … Continue reading The message tree