Chemicals in Melbourne’s Yarra River created a health risk, says report

AAP: A toxic cocktail of chemicals and herbicides has been washed into Melbourne’s Yarra River, killing trees and creating a public health risk, according to a Parks Victoria report. An internal incident and hazard summary report on Parks Victoria operations between January and October 2015 has revealed toxic chemicals were flowing into the Yarra from a wash-down facility in the Warrandyte state park, located next to popular swimming spot Pound Bend. The report said the “wash-down facility used......

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