Authority led astray by false photos of KEPCO's Bylong mining application

NEWCASTLE HERALD reports: A Korean power company is under investigation after a NSW government department was given false photographs to back a Bylong coal-mine drilling application.

NSW Trade and Investment has ordered Kepco to suspend operations on its Bylong exploration lease after the company supplied photos of flat paddocks to support a drilling application on Craig Shaw's property, Oakdale.

Mr Shaw complained to the department after producing photographs of the actual sites showing steep, rocky terrain that Kepco had already conceded might require helicopter access for drilling to proceed.

"Blind Freddy can see the locations are nothing alike," Mr Shaw said.

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  • Steph Weaver
    commented 2015-08-17 12:32:33 +1000
    So shady. Manipulation and lies. Kepco will stop at nothing.