No hope of Linc paying
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.