Arsenic-laced water threatens to spill into Bendigo's waterways

By Joseph Hinchliffe
Updated February 25 2016 - 5:49am, first published 4:00am
LAKE NEANGAR: The 'Coliban Option' would see groundwater pumped from the New Moon Mine in Eaglehawk to a treatment facility in Epsom using existing pumps and a new pipeline from Lake Neangar [pictured] to the Epsom Water Reclamation Plant.

Coliban Water is seeking approval to construct a brine lagoon at Epsom in a bid to prevent rising groundwater – laced with hydrogen sulphide, arsenic, dissolved salts and other metals – spilling into waterways in and around Bendigo.

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