Sweetnam (JDCL VP) False Claim #3: HQ blasting will be underwater

The is: ‘Underwater blasting’ is a complete misrepresentation of the proposed blasting method.

JDCL is not planning to do underwater blasting “at the bottom of a gravel pit”, rather would blast into a water-filled pit from the excavation face. This doesn’t prevent flyrock due to “cratering” or “rifling” from the explosive-filled boreholes drilled on dry land.

It is not underwater blasting. It is blasting into water—a big difference!

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