March 14, 2007

More dead birds

Filed under: environment — girlyswot @ 3:20 pm

They think they’ve found what’s killing the birds near Esperence — lead poisoning. They’re also worried that town’s water supplies have been contaminated with high levels of lead and nickle sulfide from the dust blowing back into town from loading lead carbonate at the local port. It’s ended up in rainwater tanks and the locals are worried. The resources boom ain’t all big houses and flashy cars.


1 Comment »

  1. i’d heard about lead being blamed for the bird deaths, but i wasn’t aware of the other stuff.

    yay for ripping stuff outta the ground and sending it to china.

    Comment by ordinarymagic — March 14, 2007 @ 7:21 pm

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