With Simon Unwin and Jessica Minshall
Download Show: 2011-3: CONTAMINATION - Asbestos, Lake Cowal and flooded Qld coal mines
Last November the NSW Ombudsman Bruce Barbour release a report into NSW asbestos problems. The report strongly conemns the state's inadequate legislation and funding for the clean-up of asbestos contamination. Third Degree's Simon Unwin reports.
QLD Coal Mines and Floods
A recent history of flooding in
– is also the story of coal mines releasing contaminated water illegally into waterways. But is this just an unpleasant reality of an industry whose mines were built on major flood plains? Third Degree's Jessica Minshall speaks with Nigel Parratt, Rivers Project Officer with Queensland Conservation Council. Queensland
Lake Cowal Gold Mine and Floods But it’s not just coal mines that can be affected by storm waters. Cowal gold mine, at
, is on the edge of a wetland and open-cut mining here involves toxic cyanide. Third Degree’s Hannah Walters reports. Check out more Save Lake Cowal's PHOTOS of the flooded lake next to the mine. Lake Cowal