ERA has a particular focus on water management and monitoring which reflects the potential for extreme rainfall associated with the top end climate. ERA has a strong history of engagement and co-operation with its regulators and other stakeholders to ensure that the environment remains protected.
The Commonwealth’s Supervising Scientist Branch monitors the impact of uranium mining on the environment and people in the Alligator Rivers Region, including water quality and aquatic biology indicators in Magela Creek and other waterways adjacent to the Ranger mine.
The Supervising Scientist Branch uses a structured programme of audits and inspections, in conjunction with the Northern Territory Department of Mines and Energy to supervise regional uranium mining operations.
ERA’s monitoring results and the results from the Supervising Scientist Branch are made available to the public.