Call for inquiry into Yallourn river diversion cracking and power risk
Community and environment groups are calling for an inquiry into substantial cracking of the Morwell River Diversion at the Yallourn coal mine during the June floods.
The Australian Electricity Market Operator (AEMO) says until repairs are completed Yallourn poses a risk to summer electricity supplies.
Dr Nicholas Aberle from Environment Victoria says the June damage impacting power station operations wasn't the first. The station was shut down in 2012 when the mine was flooded, and he believes an Inquiry is needed.