- Protect our land and water from mining.
- Honesty and integrity in politics
- Local jobs
- People before profits
- Improved heath and education services.



Friday, 11 November 2011

Protect our Water Supply from Mining

10 November 2011
 Coffs Harbour Greens Cr Mark Graham

Coffs Harbour councillor, Mark Graham, can understand why a group of  local citizens would choose to demonstrate their concern by rallying at the Karangi Dam this Saturday at 11.00 am.

“ I have already warned that the Coffs Harbour Council’s investment in a safe water supply is at risk.

“The proposed antimony mine at Wild Cattle Creek has the potential to poison the waters of the Nymboida and Clarence Rivers. The Macleay River has already been poisoned with arsenic and antimony for millenia, a result of mining.

“It is extremely unlikely that this proposed Chinese owned mine can operate safely and remain safe after its Chinese owners have moved on. An open cut mine 1.5km long and 0.5km wide open to the sky in that extremely high rainfall area will generate an enormous amount of polluted water.

It could end up in the Karangi Dam and then in the taps of our homes, schools and nurseries.

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