Protestors temporarily shut down Whitehaven coal mine

Anti-mining activists have locked themselves to a conveyor at Whitehaven Coal’s Narrabri mine.

Hannah Grant and Lily Matchett have chained themselves to conveyors at the underground mine’s stockpiling facility.

Speaking to Whitehaven Coal, they confirmed that protestors had attached themselves to gantry cranes near the coal preparation area; the spokesperson adding that police were already on site dealing with the situation.

“This event will have no effect on our operations,” the spokesperson added.

This is the latest action by activists, following their disruption of coal trains earlier this week.

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