Print Page icon

Sulfur Dioxide Emission from McArthur River Mine

23 Oct 2017

On 8 April 2017 an article in The Australian made reference to raw air quality monitoring data from the McArthur River Mine (MRM) and alleged that there were at least 31 exceedances of the “national” air quality limits between September 2016 and March 2017. 

The article contained a number of inaccuracies. This paper is a reply from the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA) to that article.
The NT EPA’s objectives in preparing this paper are to clarify:

  • the role of the NT EPA and other agencies in the regulation of air quality at MRM
  • the regulatory framework as it relates to air quality standards and monitoring
  • the status of air quality, and its monitoring and management, at MRM.