16 September 2011

Lake Burley Griffin closed by the Mitchell fire

| johnboy
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The NCA has warned that they’ve closed Lake Burley Griffin due to the fire in Mitchell and the fear of toxic pollution.

They’ve then gone on to warn that the lake remains closed.

Lake Burley Griffin will remain closed to all sporting and recreational uses until further notice, following a factory fire in Mitchell overnight.

The NCA was advised by the Environment Protection Authority to close Lake Burley Griffin as a precautionary measure. Contaminated materials from the factory may have entered Sullivans Creek, which flows into Lake Burley Griffin.

The NCA anticipates to receive the first water quality results tomorrow afternoon.

Water features, such as the Capital Cook Memorial Jet, and irrigation systems that rely on water from Lake Burley Griffin have been stopped.

Ferry services will continue operating where patrons are protected from incidental exposure to lake water.

Any possible contamination from the Mitchell factory fire into Sullivans Creek is unknown at this stage.

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gentoopenguin2:49 pm 16 Sep 11

Oh the humanity, not the Captain Cook Memorial jet!

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