PETER BOND FACES TWO NEW CHARGES OVER LINC ENERGY UCG TEST SITE

PETER BOND FACES TWO NEW CHARGES OVER LINC ENERGY UCG TEST SITE

FIVE former Linc Energy Limited executives have been charged with causing environmental damage over the operation of its underground coal gasification site in Chinchilla.

Former CEO Peter Bond was charged in September with three indictable offences and was summonsed last week on two further charges of failing to ensure Linc complied with Queensland Environmental Protection Act.



former Brisbane-based ASX-listed company

The actions relate to a six-year investigation by the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection into the company's Hopeland operation between 2007 and 2013.

A government-commissioned study last year revealed that hundreds of square kilometres of prime agricultural soil had been permanently acidified by toxic gases alleged to have leaked from the site.

Linc has previously rebuffed the investigators' findings, and it has called the investigations a 'waste'.

The five former executives will appear in Dalby Magistrates Court on 29 November.

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