LATROBE VALLEY MINE REHABILITATION COMMISSIONER …

The Latrobe Valley Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner's role was established in 2017 to provide independent assurance to the community that Victorian public sector bodies and the Latrobe Valley mine licensees ENGIE, EnergyAustralia and AGL, are planning effectively for the rehabilitation of the three Latrobe Valley brown coal mines Hazelwood,

Researchers seek feedback on future of Latrobe Valley's ...

Aug 13, 2021· Image credit: Marcus Wong. Gippsland locals can have their say on the future of Latrobe Valley's coal mines thanks to a new Federation University Australia research project. The Latrobe Valley's mines are scheduled to be closed for coal mining before 2050, with the exact form of rehabilitation still to be determined.

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In 2014, a fire occurred at the. Exposure to hazardous air pollution from the . Gippsland locals can have their say on the future of latrobe valley's coal mines thanks to a new federation university australia research . Latrobe Valley Coal Mine / Latrobe Valley brown coal: They wanna make them go to ...

Turnbull's brown coal hydrogen horror show: $500m for 3 ...

Apr 12, 2018· The brown coal hydrogen project is located at the Loy Yang brown coal mine complex, the site of the huge brown coal generator that AGL Energy has said it will keep in operation until 2048 ...

From a humid swamp to a cooler climate - how Latrobe ...

Aug 14, 2020· About Latrobe Valley brown coal. About 430 billion tonnes of brown coal reserve is located in Victoria. Eighty percent lies in the Gippsland Basin. Brown coal is made up of partially decayed plant trunks, branches and stems, leaves, bark, and seed.

Rehabilitating Mines | Victorian Auditor-General's Office

Aug 05, 2020· Latrobe Valley mine fire. The Latrobe Valley is home to three open-cut brown coal mines. Open-cut coal mines are particularly vulnerable to fire that spreads quickly and is difficult to extinguish. On 9 February 2014, a fire started in the Hazelwood mine in …

Brown Coal | Geoscience Australia

Dec 31, 2016· Brown coal is produced and utilised almost exclusively in Victorian mines and power stations. The Loy Yang Complex and Yallourn W power stations are located in the Latrobe Valley within the Gippsland Region of Victoria, the coal is mined from near-surface deposits in the Yallourn-Morwell and Loy Yang coalfields.

Latrobe Valley Regional Rehabilitation Strategy (LVRRS)

Jun 30, 2021· The Latrobe Valley Regional Water Study (LVRWS) assessed the feasibility of supplying water to rehabilitate the Latrobe Valley's brown coal mines once mining has ceased, including how and if this could be done without affecting water security and the reliable access to water for residents, industry, farming, emergencies and the environment.

Review of the historical data characterizing Latrobe ...

Victoria, Australia contains 25% of the world's known brown coal reserves. Much of the coal is located in thick seams overlain by a thin veneer of sands and clays. Three brown coal open-cut mines are presently operating in the Latrobe Valley. As a result of the mining activity, ground movements can be significant within and around the mines.

Latrobe Valley Mines - Mine Land Rehabilitation Authority

Latrobe Valley Mines. The Latrobe Valley is the centre of Victoria's energy industry, and is responsible for over 80% of the electrical power supplied to the state. The mines described below are thermal power stations, which convert heat into electricity. A Decrease font size. A Reset font size.

REPORT Briefing Paper on Coal Seam Gas in the Latrobe Valley

known as the Latrobe Valley Depression, extensive deposits of brown coal are found. (Gloe, C. S, 1984). The brown coal in the Latrobe Valley is found near the surface in multiple seams, each up to 100 metres thick, often giving virtually continuous brown coal thickness of up to …

Coal mining in the Latrobe Valley – Australian ...

Aug 24, 2019· Coal mining in the Latrobe Valley James Faithful and Dr Rob Gaulton. The power stations of the Latrobe Valley play a critical role in the generation of over 80% of power supplied to Victoria. These power stations rely on extensive deposits of brown coal which underlie the region. Coal mining at Hazelwood ceased in March 2017, the Mine is now in ...

Latrobe Valley Regional Rehabilitation Strategy | Engage ...

Nov 20, 2019· The Latrobe Valley Regional Rehabilitation Strategy (LVRRS) The Latrobe Valley's three brown coal mines – Hazelwood, Yallourn and Loy Yang – have fuelled most of Victoria's electricity generation since 1924. Hazelwood closed in 2017 and Yallourn and Loy Yang are planned to close by 2032 and 2048 respectively.

Latrobe Valley | Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain

Hydrogen gas will be produced at a newly constructed plant located at the AGL Loy Yang Complex in the Latrobe Valley. Brown coal gasification. Hydrogen can be produced from brown coal by gasification. Coal gasification is a well-developed technology and core to current Integrated coal Gasifier Combined Cycle (IGCC) developments used for power ...

Latrobe Valley brown coal: They wanna make them go to ...

Apr 14, 2016· A giant dredging machine at work in the brown coal mine at Loy Yang in the Latrobe Valley. Credit: John Woudstra The final report from the Hazelwood fire …

Victoria's LaTrobe Valley is going from brown coal to ...

Sep 03, 2019· The Gippsland region is synonymous with coal, being home to the Hazelwood coal plant which shut in 2017. But Latrobe Magnesium (ASX:LMG) wants to open a plant which generates magnesium from the fly ash of coal plants. Yesterday it revealed its feasibility study and it expects construction to start on a plant in December and be complete in 2021.

Hazelwood coalmine fire has had lasting health effects on ...

Jun 28, 2021· The Hazelwood mine fire, which began when a bushfire burned into the brown coal reserve, burned for 45 days, resulting in plumes of smoke …

13. La Trobe Valley Tertiary Brown Coal Deposits | VRO ...

The Morwell Formation, a complex late Oligocene to early Miocene unit of thick brown coal seams with subordinate interseam sediments, is widespread in the La Trobe Valley Depression, the Haunted Hill Block and the Moe Swamp Basin. The thickness near the Morwell Open Cut of the unit is 150 metres to 180 metres, increasing to 210 metres near Gormandale.

Morwell, VIC - Aussie Towns

Famous brown coal mining town in Gippsland. Morwell lies at the heart of the vast Latrobe Valley brown coal area which is dotted with open cut mines and power stations. It is the largest city in the valley. The primary appeal of the area is to explore the coal history on an excellent "Power Drive Route".

Latrobe Valley coal mines - Earth Resources

Jun 02, 2021· Latrobe Valley coal mines. The Board of Inquiry established on 21 March 2014 to inquire into, and report on, a range of issues associated with the Hazelwood mine fire made a range of recommendations to improve the regulation of coal mines in Victoria. The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) regulates the mineral, petroleum ...

Kawasaki begins construction of Victorian coal-to-hydrogen ...

Kawasaki Heavy Industries subsidiary Hydrogen Engineering has started building a Victorian pilot plant that converts brown coal to hydrogen. ... brown coal reserves in the Latrobe Valley ...

The Latrobe Valley in south-east Victoria has a long and proud history of brown coal mining and power generation. Its abundant brown coal resource has powered the region and Victoria for the best part of the last century, providing affordable and reliable electricity and underpinning the state's economic groxMh and prosperity.

Latrobe Valley Shallow Geothermal Project

Traralgon area of the Latrobe Valley (Figure 1), located approximately 140 km ESE of Melbourne. Brown coal resources are prevalent throughout the Latrobe Valley, extending from Moe to Rosedale, and include open-cut coal mines at Loy Yang, Hazelwood and Yallourn. These include large coal resource areas yet to be allocated for development.

LATROBE VALLEY SUSTAINABILITY GROUP OPPOSITION TO …

Export of Gippsland Coal Coordinator: Dan Caffrey I am writing on behalf of the Latrobe Valley Sustainability Group, expressing our deep disappointment to hear of the announcement of the opening up for tender to companies to export brown coal from much of the Latrobe Valley and Gippsland.

Brown coal behemoths: Victoria's power stations - Waking ...

The next oldest power station in the Latrobe Valley is the 1,450 MW Yallourn Power Station, located between Moe and Morwell on the banks of the Latrobe River. Commissioned between 1973 and 1981, Yallourn is the site of Victoria's first brown coal fired power stations. The open cut mine at Yallourn commenced operations in the 1920s supplying ...

Mine rehabilitation in the Latrobe Valley, the start of a ...

The Latrobe Valley brown coal mines hav e not operated without incident; with fires, flooding and batter failures occurring infrequently but consistently throughout their operational lives. recent series of critical failures in A relatively quick succession prompted greater government scrutiny into the Latrobe Valley mining operations.

Victoria brown coal to hydrogen ... - International Mining

Jul 19, 2019· Victoria brown coal to hydrogen pilot project takes off. Posted by Daniel Gleeson on 19th July 2019. Construction has started on a A$500 million ($353 million) pilot project looking at the feasibility of turning brown coal from the Latrobe Valley, in Victoria, Australia, into hydrogen for liquefaction and export to Japan.

Latrobe Valley Social History - Planning

Latrobe Valley Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner Soula Kanellopoulos Steven Haby, Prahran Mechanics' Institute Steve Lovison, Yallourn North & District Historical Society/Old Brown Coal Mine Museum Tegan McKenzie, Latrobe City Council Val Prokopiv, PowerWorks Vicki Hamilton, Asbestos Council of Victoria / GARDS. Latrobe Valley Social History 3

Latrobe Valley | Victorian Places

Disruptions to black coal supplies for Melbourne in the 1880s prompted the first mining of brown coal in the Latrobe Valley. Several companies were formed, the most prominent being the Great Morwell Coal Mining Company, at present Yallourn North, which mined lignite from an open cut and manufactured briquettes for a while.

Why is rehabilitating the Latrobe valley brown coal mines ...

Jun 16, 2021· Why is rehabilitating the Latrobe valley brown coal mines so hard? Emeritus Professor Rae Mackay. As thermal power generation comes to an end in the Latrobe valley, the rehabilitation and closure of the three lignite mines has become a 'burning' issue. Hazelwood mine is closed, while Yallourn is now slated for closure in 2028.

Coal - Earth Resources

Jun 02, 2021· Therefore, brown coal lends itself to low-cost, large-scale open-cut mining. The Loy Yang and Yallourn mines produce the majority of brown coal in the Latrobe Valley. While the majority of coal in the Latrobe Valley is brown coal, an estimated 6.8 million tonnes of black or bituminous coal is located in western Gippsland. These deposits are ...

Breaking ground on broken ground - Setting the precedent ...

Mar 16, 2020· Nestled in the Latrobe Valley at the base of the great-dividing range lies three major brown coal power stations that have 'kept the lights on' in Victoria for several decades. The 2 nd largest of these was the Hazelwood power station and associated mine which, in its heyday, singlehandedly provided 25% of Victoria's power.

Yallourn power station evacuates mine due to potential ...

Jun 11, 2021· In Gippsland's Latrobe Valley, Yallourn power station's brown coal mine has been evacuated and electricity generation has been reduced as operator Energy Australia monitors local floods. Everyone ...

Latrobe Valley | Victorian Places

Dec 11, 2020· Turning retired Latrobe Valley brown coal mines into lakes would hurt vegetation and wildlife, a Victorian Government report has found.

Old Brown Coal Mine Museum - Visit Latrobe City

The Old Brown Mine Museum holds an extensive display of memorabilia depicting the early days of the old town and open cut, both known as Brown Coal Mine prior to 1947. Displays include the Yallourn Open Cut No. 8 Dredger Cabin and the 6 Mega Watt Turbine Generator from the now demolished Yallourn Power Station. Explore fascinating photographic memorabilia displays, paintings, clothing ...

BACKGROUND - Water and catchments - Water and catchments

The Latrobe Valley's brown coal mines are inherently unstable and fire-prone and require a wide range of active controls to prevent harm to human life, the environment and critical infrastructure. There have been a number of major failures at these sites over their history, including major land slippages and fires, which have had significant ...

Latrobe Valley Regional

rehabilitation of the Latrobe Valley's brown coal mines. Evidence to support the Strategy's directions will also be included in the document. Development of this evidence has involved geotechnical, groundwater and surface water studies, the assessment of potential regional impacts on the environment, and the evaluation of future land use ...

Expert Advice For Latrobe Valley Mine Rehab | Jaclyn Symes MP

Jun 26, 2020· June 26, 2020. The rehabilitation of the Latrobe Valley's brown coal mines will be steered by experts and locals through the creation of a new authority and a strategy to guide rehabilitation planning and works over the coming decades. Minister for Resources Jaclyn Symes today launched the Mine Land Rehabilitation Authority and the Latrobe ...