Environmental Mining

Veronica Warren is an Environmental Graduate for Centennial Coal. She works with the Environmental Co-ordinator to carry out water management, hydro carbon management and dust management testing for Centennial Coal.

SkillsOne visits Veronica as she is carrying out some water testing on a creek down stream from the site to make sure everything is in environmental accordance.

She shares the process of testing the water, why and how it's analysed. She also chats about the environmental standards used at the mine, including dust gauges and noise levels.

She also chats about what it's like working as a female in the male-dominated mining industry.

About Centennial Coal:
Centennial Coal was established in 1989.

It is a major fuel supplier to the New South Wales energy industry, fuelling approximately 47% of the State’s coal-fired electricity.

Centennial sells approximately a third of its coal into the export market. Coal is exported through ports at Newcastle and Port Kembla in NSW. Customers include power stations and steel mills in Japan, Korea, India, Europe and South America.

Centennial is the largest independent coal company in Australia in terms of production and has 12 operating coal mines in NSW, making it one of the largest underground coal producers in NSW.