25 December 2005

Dirty Water in the Greenhouse Office.

| johnboy
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The Canberra Times has an interesting piece on water contamination in the John Gorton Building, specifically affecting the Australian Greenhouse Office.

The problem appears to have occured in the same time they’ve been using a rainwater system.

The head of the Environment Department’s Corporate Strategy Division, David Anderson, said yesterday that a rainwater supply was connected to the building when it was restored about two years ago. “We refurbished the building and as part of good environmental design we connected the rainwater system, which is also augmented by the town water supply,” he said.

“We had a water quality test done about a week ago and we found elevated levels of lead zinc and copper.

Good environmental design eh?

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bah humbug yourself.

I felt you’d done such a good job there was nothing more to add.

Mmmmm, lead zinc and copper found in rain water run off, how unusual.

Anyway. It’s bloody x-mas and you can’t even send your faithful readership let along your home sick mate (ok, it’s only been 3 days but humour me) a x-mas greeting! We now know where we stand!

Would moan more but the bar closes in 15 minutes!


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