Land & water

Uranium in Australian Drinking Water Snapshot

Thousands of remote residents exposed to levels of uranium above guideline levels The recently published WA Auditor Report “Delivering Essential Services to Remote Aboriginal Communities” has raised more concerns regarding water quality in remote Aboriginal communities in three regions of Western Australia: The Goldfields, the Pilbara and Kimberleys. Photo: Parngurr in remote Western Australia is one community which has been exposed to uranium through their drinking water above Australian Drinking Water Guidelines.
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Make a submisssion: Victorian inquiry into the health impacts of air pollution

The Victorian Parliament is currently conducting an Inquiry into the Health Impacts of Air Pollution, and they're taking public submissions now. The more submissions they receive, the more likely the Victorian Government will take action to reduce pollution and protect health!
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Fukushima: We condemn the release of contaminated water

This is a statement is from Friends of the Earth Japan. One Tuesday. April 13, at a Cabinet meeting, the Japanese government decided to discharge so-called ALPS (Advanced Liquid Processing System) treated water stored in tanks at the site of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the ocean.
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Many Problems for the Burrunan Dolphin

The Gippsland Lakes are Australia's largest inland lakes system, which have provided habitat for a myriad of species for eons. They are possibly now facing their worst ever threats. Photo: Damien Cook February 2021 at McLennan Strait
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Environment Department handballs wildlife protections to government logging agency

East Gippsland conservation groups were outraged to learn this week that environmental protections for threatened species detected in state forests are being designed by state owned logging company VicForests.
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Forest refuges under threat from logging by the VIC Government

A new report showing analysis of maps and data from the 2019/20 Black Summer bushfires has revealed the significant areas of unburnt forests critical for bushfire affected wildlife are set to be logged by the Victorian Government.
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Alcoa Portland Aluminium Smelter Response to FoE's Koala Concerns

Alcoa Portland Aluminium Smelter, in Victoria's south west, has responded to Friends of the Earth's (FoE) concerns, aired last week concerning horrific injuries sustained by a koala found at a local golf course in late January. The issue gained national news coverage. A follow up story by the ABC also revealed that koalas near the smelter have been suffering from excessive fluoride levels.
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Koala reported as being horrifically burnt at Portland Aluminium Smelter

Friends of the Earth has been alarmed to learn that a koala was horrifically burnt at Alcoa's Portland Aluminium smelter, in South West Victoria in late January.
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EPBC final report our best chance to head off further extinctions

Australia’s federal environmental laws - the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act - are broken.
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South Australia’s number one drinking water quality concern?

Recent Freedom of Information data obtained by Friends of the Earth (FoE) reveals that the substance most regularly breaching Australian Drinking Water Guidelines (ADWG's) in South Australia continue to be Trihalomethanes (THM’s). 
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