Several Freedom of Information requests over the past couple of months have confirmed that low level pesticide contamination of Victorian water supplies is commonplace.
It is encouraging that water authorities have now incorporated new testing regimes, something which FoE has been recommended for years. It is also interesting to note that in a couple of discussions with water authorities, they mentioned that they already have copies of reports produced by Friends of the Earth, including the landmark report from September 2016, Pesticide in Australian Waterways, an Overview. Copies of this report was not openly distributed, so it would be interesting to know how they received copies.
To find out more contact Anthony Amis, Pesticide Free Waterways Campaigner: firstname.lastname@example.org
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