THE CSIRO has rejected claims made by the coal seam gas industry in a television advertising campaign.

The commercials, which were broadcast in Queensland on Sunday night, were produced for  the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association. They stated that ”CSIRO (and government studies) have shown that groundwater is safe with coal seam gas.”

The CSIRO said that “At no time has CSIRO made such a statement, and nor do the results of CSIRO research support such a statement,”

A discussion of the impact of coal seam gas extraction on groundwater, and related issues, is on our sister site, GreenBizCafe, at http://www.greenbizcafe.com.au/?p=3005

73 of the proposed 18,000 wells near Chinchilla, Queensland (Image source: ABC)

73 of the proposed 18,000 wells near Chinchilla, Queensland (Image source: ABC)