Lake Disappointment Potash Project - Public Environmental Review

Closed 18 Mar 2019

Opened 4 Feb 2019


The proposal is to develop and operate a potash recovery facility at Lake Disappointment, located approximately 320km east of the town of Newman, WA. The proposal would involve the abstraction of approximately 60 gigalitres per year of potassium-rich brines from saline sediments associated with the Lake Disappointment playa, to produce sulfate of potash (SOP) by crude potash harvesting and crystallisation of SOP by means of solar evaporation of the harvested salts.  The proposal includes the construction and use of associated infrastructure (evaporation ponds, water supply bore fields, processing plant, offices, workshop, accommodation village and roads).


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