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AUSTRALIA: Xstrata Mining Emissions Causing Lead Poisoning in Mount Isa Children: Report

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New research says mining emissions are a cause of lead poisoning in children in Mount Isa in north-west Queensland.

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Carol H. (229)
Monday June 17, 2013, 4:36 am
sadly noted, thanks Cal

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Monday June 17, 2013, 4:38 am

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Monday June 17, 2013, 5:59 am

Lisa W. (143)
Monday June 17, 2013, 4:13 pm
Not surprising, but sad, ty Cal

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Monday June 17, 2013, 8:17 pm
sadly noted

Frances Darcy (226)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 12:11 am
Not surprising indeed and very sad.

Anthony B. (5)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 1:31 am
Not surprising, but sad and typical of money hungry big business. :(

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 1:59 am
wow! Xstrata in all sorts of trouble here then hey?....... - very sad

Giana Peranio-Paz (404)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 2:06 am
Noted, not surprising, it seems that all this information does not change the actions.

Ros G. (73)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 2:20 am
Before Xstrata it was MIM has had a Lead smelter for decades..and I mean decades..the workers were tested for lead poisoning and if their levels were high, they would go to another part of the mine or get paid time-off..the town was formed around these "stacks"..and if the lead levels where high in the atmosphere (affect townspeople) they would stop smelting..this is old news especially to the population of Mt Isa..not saying it's right..just saying that this is how it has been for a very long..long..time...

DaleLovesOttawa O. (198)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 3:01 am
Uncaring corporations care only for the maximum profit and minimal safety to assist their bottom line as the CEOs sleep cozy while dreaming of even more profit. Children at risk or older people matter not, so none of this is surprising. Just another unspoken truth of the greed of these businesses.

Arlene Morrison (1)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 3:20 am
The only thing that is surprising is that there are those who are surprised!Sadly noted!

paul m. (93)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 5:04 am

People who allowed this should be Jailed,,,,,

David C. (237)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 5:42 am

Tom Tree (245)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 6:02 am
sadly noted

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 9:11 am
Noted :(

Jonathan Harper (0)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 12:43 pm

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 12:50 am
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