Toxic Mine on the Damaresq River

Publisher's Note: It is not just the chemicals like cyanide 
that create the toxicity, it is the act of mining that 
disturbs the heavy metals below.
Farmers resent miners for the damage they do to the land, 
but rarely come out and say that they did a lot of damage 
to country and to original inhabitants by colonising, 
squatting, fencing off, clearing land and people who 
lived here for thousands of years managing country 
without fences.
                           - Ian Curr, September 2015 

Queensland authorities fear a series of ponds containing heavy metals and cyanide could overflow from an abandoned mining site and spill into a nearby river in the Murray-Darling Basin – ABC report

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