The annual $5 million McArthur River Mine Environmental Monitoring Program is shaped to the environmental values of the south-western region of the Gulf of Carpentaria. Each value is supported by an MRM objective to protect the marine ecosystem, public health and safety, and maintenance of cultural and spiritual significance to the Indigenous people of the region.
We have a comprehensive range of programs that meet government regulations and are designed to evaluate the mine's performance. Results from these programs are used to improve environmental management strategies and identify any emerging or potential impacts.
Monitoring results are compared against baseline information along with national guidelines for water and soil quality set by the Australian and New Zealand Environment Conservation Council (ANZECC), and the National Environment Protection Measures (NEPM).
Environmental monitoring activities occur as part of MRM's commitments to the Australian and Territory regulatory authorities.