Tag Archives: Pollution

Richmond Valley Council Wastes Money on Bread & Circuses While Sewerage Effluent Overflows in Coraki: Priorities?

The aerial photograph below also shows two green patches adjacent to the release point for the effluent released from the STP.   This most likely indicates leakage of significant levels of nutrients such as Nitrogen and Phosphorus from the STP.  Aerial maps … Continue reading

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State Government Raises Spectre of OFF-SHORE DRILLING PLATFORMS

The NSW Department of Planning and Infrastructure has raised the spectre of Offshore Drilling Platforms for the Far North and Mid North Coasts of NSW in a Draft Marine-Based Industry Policy currently on exhibition for public comment until 17 June.

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Shitting in our own nest

Local beaches around Evans Head are being fowled by thousands of bits of rubbish, much of it plastic, which is not about to ‘degrade’ anytime soon.

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Salty Lakes Algal Bloom Continues

Despite community protest, clear scientific evidence and complaints from National Parks on four separate occasion, Richmond Valley Council, and its predecessor Richmond River Shire Council,  dumped partially-treated effluent into the lake system creating algal blooms and fish and birds kills

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Proposed Plan Ignores Evans River Health Issues

A Draft Coastal Management Plan for the Evans Head Coastline and Evans River Estuary currently on exhibition for public comment (see Richmond Valley Council website for copies of the report) fails to deal with the recurring problem of poor water … Continue reading

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