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O'Connor explains long battle against salinity

(1977) O'Connor explains long battle against salinity. The Pingelly-Brookton Leader, 13 April 1977. [Publication] [Special Collections]


Article explains Works and Water Supplies Minister, Ray O'Connor claims of the seriousness of the salinity problem in the Wellington Dam catchment area has been recognised for some time and had stimulated much investigation and research in the last three years.
Recent comments made from South-West farmers that there was little co-ordinated research being undertaken into the salinity problem, surprised Mr. O'Connor.
Mr. O'Connor said that the problem was not new and was first recognised in the 1920's.
Mr. O'Connor also stated that it was a well established scientific fact that clearing native vegetation for agriculture and other purposes had increased the salinity of streams and rivers in the South-West.

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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: ©1977 The Pingelly-Brookton Leader
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/58150
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