Adani wins final approval for long delayed Australian coal mine

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Adani Enterprises on Thursday received the go-ahead to start construction of a controversial coal mine in outback Australia, after a state government approved a final permit on ground water management.

Queensland’s Department of Environment and Science (DES) said in a statement it had approved Adani’s Groundwater Dependent Ecosystem Management Plan.

Adani has said that is ready to start construction “within days” of receiving the permit for its Carmichael mine that would produce 8-10 million tonnes of thermal coal a year, and cost up to $1.5 billion.

Reporting by Melanie Burton; editing by Richard PullinOur Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.

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