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'The accepted fact... is that bauxite mining in the western scarp cannot cause salinity problems'

Craig, J. (1978) 'The accepted fact... is that bauxite mining in the western scarp cannot cause salinity problems'. Farmer and Grazier, 1 June 1978. [Publication] [Special Collections]


Opinion by June Craig, Minister for Lands, Perth on the report of remarks by the Director of the Australian Conservation Foundation, Dr. Geoff Mosley (May 11), again seriously misleads the readers as to the facts of bauxite mining.
The Minister says that Dr. Mosley claims that it is an accepted fact that bauxite mining raises water salinity levels.
The accepted fact - established by the CSIRO, the Forests Department, the Metropolitan Water Board, the Public Works Department and everyone else who has researched the issue - is that bauxite mining in the western scarp of the Darling Range cannot cause salinity problems for our water supplies.
June Craig discusses Dr. Adrian Peck, the CSIRO's salinity expert who said "On the results of several years of intensive monitoring it is not possible to mount an argument against bauxite mining on the grounds that it raises salinity."

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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: ©1978 Farmer and Grazier
Notes: 1 newspaper clpping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/57456
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