LETTER TO THE EDITOR: I WAS extremely interested to read in the Naracoorte Herald last Thursday April 4, the remarks stated by Mr Peter Dolan that aquifers can be cleaned up, but it depends on “the scale and size of the contamination”.
Why should we allow our Limestone Coast aquifers to ever have the suggestion that they could be polluted by the gas or any other industry?
In Adelaide suburbs where the pollution occurred, I believe the bores were banned from being used. However, the population had a back-up of reservoir and River Murray water so no great hardship was involved.
Our prosperity comes from a “clean and green” marketing image for the wonderful quality of the sheep and wool, cattle, vines, cereal and food crops.
Then there’s the timber industry etcetera and all the supporting businesses in the Limestone Coast.
What would the population, the animals, the irrigation businesses do if an aquifer became even slightly polluted? From where would we get our necessary water?
Beware! Keep our underground water pollution free.
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