Tomago aluminium smelter 'on the verge of disaster' as electricity cut off

By Michael McGowan
Updated February 10 2017 - 6:13am, first published 5:58am
Unions have called for Malcolm Turnbull (right, at the Tomago smelter in 2009) to intervene. Photo: Anita Jones
Tomago Aluminium Smelter consumes 12 per cent of the state's energy. Photo: Darren Pateman
Aluminium Ingots stored at the Tomago aluminium smelter, near Newcastle. Photo: Virginia Star

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The Tomago aluminium smelter near Newcastle is on "the verge of disaster" after it was hit with an energy curtailment notice by energy supplier AGL on Friday afternoon.

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