Where is Townsville?

facthunter

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#41
You don't just get contamination by the principle extracted ore. Other products go with copper or anything else often in profitable amounts. Gold mines use arsenic for extraction after pulverizing the rocks where you get about one ounce per 40 tons or more of rock.. Any time you have tailings from crushed rock you release heavy metals into the environment. These settle on the bottom of rivers lakes and estuaries. Lookup Fly River and OK Tedi Mine PNG.. McArthur River NT.. Nev
 

Litespeed

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#42
Here is the article.

Tasmania's lakes among most contaminated in the world

These are not next to mines nor down stream but up in the elevated mountains, they are polluted from airborne sources from the mines over a 100 km away.

They are Lead, Arsenic, Copper and Cadmium. All from mining and far away from the source.

This is a ANU study from one of the worlds experts, so is very credible not propaganda before Storchy asks.
 

nomadpete

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#43
Wow. I stand corrected. I had no idea those lakes were involved. Sobering to think that similar pollution would probably be found downwind of many other mines, refineries, and smelters around the country. And around the world.
 

pmccarthy

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#44
The results are for lake sediments, they have taken cores and dated the worst contamination to circa 1935 when open pit mining began. It doesn’t mean that the metals are present at levels that would cause concern in current lake water.
 

facthunter

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#45
Till you stir up the sediments or perhaps consume things like oysters from there. Big sharks are not fit to eat as they have a high mercury level as they are the top food chain predator. Cumulative poisons are retained in the tissues of many things so when they are eaten, the predator gets the metals and on it goes. You should only consume small shark (Flake). We are doing a fairly good job of stuffing this planet in the last few hundred years, plus a little bit. Nev
 

spacesailor

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#46
"Cumulative poisons are retained in the tissues of many things so when they are eaten, the predator gets the metals and on it goes."
The TOP predator is being pumped to the max with the worlds deadliest poison.!.
FLUORIDE.
Can't be filtered out with an ordinary filter, only a "reverse osmosis filter" will remove this POISON.
Why ?
It's so bad there's nowhere to put it safely, So put it in the drinking water to store Fluoride in the body, until burned at the funeral, or buried.
spacesailor
 

Marty_d

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#47
"Cumulative poisons are retained in the tissues of many things so when they are eaten, the predator gets the metals and on it goes."
The TOP predator is being pumped to the max with the worlds deadliest poison.!.
FLUORIDE.
Can't be filtered out with an ordinary filter, only a "reverse osmosis filter" will remove this POISON.
Why ?
It's so bad there's nowhere to put it safely, So put it in the drinking water to store Fluoride in the body, until burned at the funeral, or buried.
spacesailor
Fluoride protects your teeth. From Victorian Health department:
- children of 5 and 6 years of age who have lived more than half their lives in fluoridated areas have 50 per cent less tooth decay in their baby teeth, compared to children who have not lived in fluoridated areas
- children who are twelve and thirteen years old who have lived more than half their lives in fluoridated areas have 38 per cent less tooth decay in their adult teeth, compared to children who have not lived in fluoridated areas.
- Water fluoridation is not just for children. A recently published study was based on data collected from the National Survey of Adult Oral Health 2004-06. Dental examinations of 5,505 adults from around Australia found significantly less decay in adults who drink fluoridated water.
 

spacesailor

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#48
Most of my Grandchildren have BAD teeth.
Even the GreatGrandchildren some need fillings !.
I have always believed the Story put out at the dawn of fluoridation.
A man was given a Blank cheque, to find a place to dispose of a mountain of fluoride, and another Blank cheque for expenses..
Makes sense to put the small amount into our body's as it only takes four or five years off your LIFE, which is good to get rid of the Oldies that require a lot of medical care.
spacesailor
 

nomadpete

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#49
Its difficult to prove or disprove your story, Space. Unfortunately as far as I'm aware nobody has done definitive research into the relationship between flouride (nor lots of other potentially life shortening things), and average lifespan. This is largely due to research funding coming from commercial sources and there isn't much profit to be made from extending our lifespan.
 

old man emu

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#50
I grew up in Sydney before fluoridation. After my milk teeth were replaced by permanent teeth, I had many terrifying visits to dentists who drilled and filled my teeth with mercury-containing amalgam. The terror of those visits kept me away from dentists for most of my adult life, even after the amalgam fell out and my teeth collapsed into the vacant holes.

My kids grew up after fluoridation. No decay. No fillings. The only reason my daughter went to the dentist was for cosmetic reasons, and my son for repairs to an accidental punch in the mouth.

Dental amalgam is a mixture of metals, consisting of liquid (elemental) mercury and a powdered alloy composed of silver, tin, and copper. Approximately 50% of dental amalgam is elemental mercury by weight. Fluoride or mercury? I'd take the lesser of two evils if I had the choice.
 

facthunter

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#51
How many people drink water from the tap and how much?. It's ok for teeth but why not get it to people some better way? Most of it goes down the sink , dunny or onto the Garden. It's a waste product from aluminium smelting. That makes the process look a bit suspect. Making it compulsory for Water Boards to use it seems a bit draconian. You can get too much and it makes your teeth mottled and bones weak. I don't mind it being in toothpaste. Nev
 

spacesailor

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#52
All the water used in the bottling industry is TAP water ! UNLESS specifically Displayed on the label. ( your favorite cola)
Water used in hospitals is Distilled, but called "demineralised"


spaacesailor
 

Marty_d

Well-Known Member
#55
It was nice to see that today's winner of Sunrise Cash Cow $20K jackpot was a flood victim from Townsville.
...And that wouldn't have been arranged in any way, would it... (it's great that $20k goes to someone who needs it... just saying that the 7 network probably massaged the process to give them a result that gets them some positive publicity.)

I'm a cynical bugger, aren't I.
 

Yenn

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#56
I hear today that Adani have been letting excess contaminated water go into the watercourses. It had 50% above the legal limit I think they said. No doubt the floods had some bearing on it. Adani say that there will be no risk, but if that is the case why do we have legal limits.
One of the pollutants is probably coal, that black stuff that will sit on the bottom of shallow water and absorb heat from the sun, then give it up to the water above it. I wonder if that could possibly cause a rise of sea temperature. Knowing that black tiles get quite hot in swimming pools I reckon coal would not be good.
 
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