A 54 year old Tweed Heads woman locked herself onto a truck for more than five hours today, protesting Santos’ Leewood water treatment facility near Narrabri.
Mina Hunt and a number of other protesters arrived at the site just before 7 o’clock, claiming ground water was being poisoned by the gas company.
“I’m just an ordinary Aussie mum standing with another Aussie mum from Narrabri, you know, people just really need to wake up and realise how serious this is.”
Police attended the site mid morning and Ms Hunt unlocked herself from the vehicle around midday.
Santos General Manager Peter Mitchely says while he supports the right to peacefully protest, the company has all approvals necessary to carry out the work.
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