Thanks for your reply,
I was hoping that those in charge of public health have a greater knowledge
of the requirements to be undertaken in the event of an incident involving
the death of our wildlife. After having nine years on the Bowen Shire
Council as an elected representative and being aware of all the various
policies that are in place for the numerous issues,I cannot understand why
they did not collect a number of specimens for analysis, commonsense would
prevail I would think, but alas this does not seem to be the case.
Why do we have Environmental Protection Agencies manned with staff that
don't seem to care? Surely they could indicate an interest in resolving the
matter and making sure that we learn from the incident so there is no repeat
of a similar nature in the future.
We have three Environmental Health Officers employed by the BSC, all seemed
to indicate that once the birds and garbage had been buried that was the end
of the problem. "Out of sight, out of mind"
The EPA in Townsville not interested.
Is this the best we can do for the protection of our wildlife, do we just
accept these bird kills as just another accident?
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From: Laurence and Leanne Knight <>
To: jon wren <>
Subject: Re: birding-aus Collinsville Dump Birdkill
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 17:08:53 +1000
Jon, you could write to the Minister and find out - not only will you
get an answer, but in writing a response on behalf of the minister the
EPA will also need to address the issue.
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