birding-aus Update Collinsville Bird deaths.

Subject: birding-aus Update Collinsville Bird deaths.
From: "jon wren" <>
Date: Sat, 29 May 1999 07:38:24 PDT
Just a short note to give an update on the situation.

Jon Gibbons the Chief Environmental Health Officer with the Bowen Shire Council advised that the dump had been covered that day following the deaths and sickness of the birds being reported, with staff to monitor the situation.
No count as to how many birds were killed or affected.
Contact was made with the Townsville Office of the Department of Environment and Heritage, who did not seem too interested (Jon Gibbons comment). No specimens were taken for testing so as to assist in identifying the cause.

The concern I would like to express is the lack of a set down procedure on the part of the Department of Environment and Heritage.
It would seem only reasonable that the Dept. would request specimens
to investigate the matter and try and determine a cause. How many reports do they receive of this nature and are they followed through and investigated to our satisfaction?

Jon Wren
PO Box 868
Australia 4805  Phone 07 4786 2614H or  
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