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    Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability
    The Honourable Kate Jones

    STATEMENT BY CLIMATE CHANGE AND SUSTAINABILITY MINISTER KATE JONES

    Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability
    The Honourable Kate Jones

    Tuesday, October 19, 2010

    STATEMENT BY CLIMATE CHANGE AND SUSTAINABILITY MINISTER KATE JONES

    Australia Pacific LNG has today briefed the Queensland Government on the detection of small traces of hydrocarbon chemicals (known as BTEX) during routine testing on eight exploration wells near Miles.

    Climate Change and Sustainability Minister Kate Jones said the company had today advised that there is no evidence of environmental harm or risk to landholder bores.

    “While the company advises there is no evidence of environmental harm, Australia Pacific LNG is investigating the source of chemicals that have been detected, and I have requested that this additional testing be undertaken by an independent service provider.

    “The company will provide these test results to government and landholders as a matter of priority to confirm that no environmental harm has occurred.

    “The Department of Environment and Resource Management will then assess these additional test results.”

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