Council blamed for big fish, bird kill

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Subject: Council blamed for big fish, bird kill
From: "Edwin Vella" <>
Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 20:24:48 +1100

Another interesting article from the  ABC news website:


Last Update: Wednesday, December 14, 2005. 10:01am (AEDT)

Council blamed for big fish, bird kill

An environment group has blamed Richmond Valley Council for the recent fish kill and bird deaths in Salty Lagoon at Evans Head in northern NSW.

The Total Environment Centre (TEC) says sewage from a nearby sewerage treatment plant has made the lagoon a cesspit.

Last week, 25,000 fish were killed in Salty Lagoon and hundreds of birds have died after eating the rotten fish.

TEC spokeswoman Fran Kelly says the council should be fined for destroying the waterway.

"If you treat a lake like Salty Lagoon which Richmond council has as a cesspit, it's where they throw their sewage, it's toxic, if you do that something like this is likely to happen and, of course, it has happened, so the blame clearly and squarely should be on Richmond Valley Council's shoulders," she said.

"The State Government should be taking responsibility for the fact that they also failed to act to make Richmond council act."


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