Mining and lead poisoning in Australia

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This video from Australia says about itself:

Sep 16, 2010

A study has found some children have brain damage as a result of exposure to lead in the Queensland mining centre of Mt Isa.

By Mark Church in Australia:

Australia: Research links mining to high lead levels in Mount Isa

28 June 2013

A research team led by Macquarie University Professor Mark Taylor has identified the high levels of lead around the northwestern Queensland town of Mount Isa as coming “unequivocally” from local mining operations.

For years, successive state governments, the Mount Isa town council and the Xstrata mining company insisted that the dangerous lead levels were the result of the natural environment and geology but this latest study demonstrates that mining activity is directly responsible for the health risks to residents, especially children.

The study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Environmental Pollution, has come after eight years…

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