SOME Hopeland landholders are “ropeable” that reports alleging further contamination from the Linc Energy Underground Coal Gasification trial site were leaked to the media before property owners were contacted by the department.
Explaining the new results, Mr Ellwood said the latest advice suggested that levels of hydrogen in the soil around Hopeland did not pose an explosive risk, rather a “flammability risk”.
He also suggested the size and shape of the ECZ could change in the near future.
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