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6 September 2007

Inquiry report on lead contamination out [Australia]

Author: AAP (Australian Associated Press)

A West Australian government department, a mining company and the Esperance Port Authority failed to protect residents of the coastal town from lead pollution, an inquiry has found... A parliamentary inquiry...[resulted in a report that stated] ".....

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5 April 2007

Birds fell out of the sky as a whole town was poisoned by lead dust [Australia]

Author: Kathy Marks, The Independent [UK]

...[Local people in Esperance] tested their rainwater tanks, the main source of drinking water, and found dangerously high levels of lead or nickel in more than a third… Out of 900 people tested, 12 - including two young children - had higher levels...

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