Fairfax Media Network

Weather News

Landowners urged to report gas seepage

By Rhianwen Whitney, Tuesday February 5, 2013 - 11:19 EDT

A groundwater exploration company says it is aware of nine potential cases of gas seepage on the Western Darling Downs in southern Queensland.

The State Government ordered an investigation in May last year after video emerged of gas bubbling in the Condamine River near Chinchilla.

A report found there was no environmental threat from the gas seepage.

Geologist Michael Cook says farmers in Chinchilla, Miles, Dalby and Tara should inspect their own properties for gas bubbling in puddles and standing water after the floods.

"We're not encouraging people to get out into floodwaters and take risks to check their farms if it's not safe to do so but if ... they do notice anything just to - we've got the seep hotline - to try and document what they can and let us know," he said.


- ABC

© ABC 2013

More breaking news

ABC News
Sydney Morning Herald
National Nine News
News Limited

Display Your Local Weather

Weather News

More than 90% of Australia to get rain

14:32 EST

This Mother's Day weekend will see Mother Nature spread totals of at least 20mm to half of Australia, along with some damaging winds.

El Nino ushers in Queensland's quietest cyclone season for 45 years

12:21 EST

Three named cyclones, none of which came within cooee of the coast ?? that's how will be remembered.