Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

RIVER WATER QUALITY POOR Clarence River Pollution Fears; Unknown Muck Seen Entering the Clarence

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

RIVER WATER QUALITY POOR Clarence River Pollution Fears; Unknown Muck Seen Entering the Clarence

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Byline: emmapritchard emma.pritchard@dailyexaminer.com.au

IT can only be described as a pool of brown slush mixed with an oil-like substance and during the recent floods, this mysterious liquid leeched out of the ground where an old rubbish dump was once located at the northern end of Corcoran Park, and slithered straight down into the swollen Clarence River.

Water samples taken from the river at Corcoran Park by Clarence Valley Council (CVC) have been notorious for returning a[approximately]poor' to a[approximately]very poor' water quality results and the abandoned dump has been touted by locals as the source responsible for the river's pollution.

Having witnessed this latest unidentifiable muck enter the river, local residents are now more concerned than ever about the condition of one of Grafton's best features.

aEvery time it rains or floods that garbage dump fills with water that streams down into the river,a said a concerned resident, who did not wish to be named.

aIt's anybody's guess what that brown slush contained, but I know exactly where it came from so the possibilities are endless. …

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