No hope of Linc pay­ing

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - - NEWS -

QUEENS­LAND’S big­gest fine for en­vi­ron­men­tal van­dal­ism will prob­a­bly never be paid.

Linc En­ergy, a com­pany who’s staff re­ferred to an area it con­tam­i­nated in the Dar­ling Downs as “Mr Bub­bles”, has lit­tle prospect of meet­ing the $4.5 mil­lion penalty be­cause it’s be­ing liq­ui­dated.

Linc was found guilty in Brisbane District Court ear­lier this year on five counts of wil­fully and un­law­fully caus­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal harm from toxic gas leak­ing from its Chin­chilla area op­er­a­tions be­tween 2007 and 2013. It comes two years af­ter Linc went into vol­un­tary ad­min­is­tra­tion with cred­i­tors owed $289 mil­lion.

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