An ABC News story featured online this week, saw former crewmen who worked on a McArthur River Mine barge, transporting lead-zinc concentrate, say that they have witnessed regular spills of the product overboard for a decade.
Jason Fowler, KTECH’s Campaign Coordinator was quoted in the article, and explains that this is an “an unacceptable situation” because “lead and zinc concentrate is heavy metals — when they fall in the ocean they bioaccumulate up the food chain.”
Our Top End coasts and fishing lifestyle is under increasing pressures like this. We need a Plan that takes action without further delay to secure the health of our unique Top End coasts. Ask the Gunner Government to deliver a solid strategy that can lead to strong protection and management of our Top End coasts.