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Coal Mine Planned Near Nicole Kidman's NSW Getaway

The very last thing that Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban would have thought of ruining their neighbourhood would be a coal mine.

Yet if recent events are anything to go by the peaceful getaway that they have in Southern Highlands would be ruined by a coal mine approximately 4 km away.

Their historic mansion getaway in Sutton Forest NSW may soon have a parade of heavy trucks passing by the front gate. A dormant coal exploration lease has been bought by Cockatoo Coal from the Anglo Amercian mining company for a sum of $72 million.

The Cockatoo Coal Company is planning to develop the mine in the next 4 years. About 400 local residents met on Wednesday night after they discovered these plans. They hope to rope in the couple to oppose the underground mine as they believe that it will not only destroy the peace but also contaminate underground water reserves.

Joel Scanlon

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Joel Scanlon

Joel, originally from the UK, emigrated to Australia in 1995 and spent 5 years working in the mining industry as an exploration Geo-technician where he developed skills in GIS Mapping and CAD. Joel also spent a year working underground in a gold/copper mine. Upon moving to the North Coast of NSW, Australia Joel worked as a graphic designer for a leading consultancy firm before starting a successful business providing graphic and web design services to local businesses on the eastern seaboard of Australia. Joel is skilled in project management, web programming, design, animation, database and networking, software and editing. Joel has been with AZoNetwork since its inception in 2000.

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