LEAD Action News
LEAD Action News Volume 13 Number 3, May 2013, ISSN 1324-6011
Incorporating Lead Aware Times ( ISSN 1440-4966) and Lead Advisory Service News (ISSN 1440-0561)
The Journal of The LEAD (Lead Education and Abatement Design) Group Inc.
Editorial Team: Elizabeth O’Brien, Zac Gethin-Damon, Hitesh Lohani and Shristi Lohani

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Photos of contaminated sites

Acid Mine Drainage seepage on Murchison Street adjoining house that had over 4,590 mg/kg lead in front yard.

The Stitt River flows into the Pieman River on the southern edge of the Tarkine - another river fast becoming another Queen and King River as a result of acid mine drainage from the Mt Lyell mine.

Queen River Queenstown - the effects of Acid Mine Drainage from Mt Lyell mine will quite possibly last for thousands of years.

MMG’s Avebury mine operations south west of Zeehan were suspended in 2011 because arsenic levels in the ore exceeded international shipping guidelines. MMG CEO Andrew Michelmore said “When we produce a 20-plus per cent nickel concentrate, we end up with over 2000 parts per million arsenic and the permit for shipping is 2000 parts per million,” he said. The Avebury operations are closer than 100m to a waterway as this photo shows.


Behind Gormanston - lead in drinking water here also - other metals not mentioned.


For Sale at Gormanston - property overlooking the Linda Valley to Lake Burbury. Property formerly owned by the Oates family whose children were poisoned with lead. The DHHS relocated the family out of the west coast. West Coast Council have refused to provide Information Notes about reducing health risks from exposure to heavy metals with Cert 337 in conveyancing for contaminated properties on the west coast. This property has been for sale for several years.  Many properties that West Coast Council have resumed ownership on for non payment of rates have been put up for sale.

Zeehan smelter waste - ongoing legacy for our wildlife


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