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Digging a defence

Winner, P. (1982) Digging a defence. The West Australian, 4 October 1982. p. 11 [Publication] [Special Collections]


A special machine is being designed to excavate interceptor banks to prevent farmland salinity. WISALTS executive member, Tom Mills, explained the belt-conveyor system would be capable of shifting 6000 cubic metres of soil an hour, cutting excavation costs substantially from the ones incurred with current methods in operation. Mr Mills and society president, Lloyd Richards recently spent three weeks in the United States studying suitable machinery and meeting with salinity experts.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1982 The West Australian
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/56674
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