THE State Government has marked an additional 47,000 hectares of land south of Hopeland as an “Investigation Area”, after further testing found “hydrogen contamination at potentially hazardous levels” outside the existing Linc Energy Excavation Caution Zone (ECZ).
The additional area covers over 200 affected properties across the Montrose, Kogan and Beelbee districts.
The results of the testing were only made public by the Department after a secret report was leaked to the media.
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