Green Topics - Environment: Crucial Issues That?s Being Marginalized By The Press - The Star 29.6.96
Organization: The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Jan 1, 1996
n interesting situation arose last week when two Vaal River residents wrote to me (and a third telephoned) giving me details of how Sasol wanted to develop an open-cast coal mine on the south bank of the Vaal, just upstream of the Barrage. This is agricultural land and is across the river from Millionaire?s Row, where a number of wealthy people have built river-side mansions. The mine would be hidden by a 30 m-high (10 storeys) earth wall set 300 m back from the edge of the river. It could operate 24 hours a day.