The ABC is reporting that pollution that escaped into the Snowy River from construction work at the base of the Jindabyne Dam last week was within environmental guidelines according to The Snowy Hydro Corporation.
The Corporation has also stated that measures are in step to ensure water quality for downstream towns such a s Dalgety.
While this sounds all and good it was reported this morning that the spill has seriously endangered native fish, galaxia, as well as platypus due to sedimentation. Dalgety is also threatened as they now only have a few days of water remaining.
When will we learn that any spill of anything into our fragile river system is going cause problems.
Snowy Hydro shopuld hang their heads in shame and stop spinning it as ‘not all that bad’. Instead tbey should be plowing the dollars into fixing the problem.
The Snowy is one of our greatest known rivers, culturally, historically and sociologically, even if it has been reduced to trickle these days.
ABC article here.