Kalbar’s exotic minerals mine a toxic risk to Victoria’s food bowl – Michael West

The Lindenow Valley produces the salad greens and vegetables - broccoli, green beans, cauliflower, celery beetroot, cabbage and carrots - that help feed the nation. The Valley’s horticultural industry produces nearly one third of the state’s fresh vegetables; employs up to 2000 people at peak times; is worth more than $150 million a year to the local economy.

A hearing into the Environment Effects Statement for Kalbar’s mineral sands project on rich Victorian farmland has been told about competition for billions of litres of water, high levels of uranium, untested technologies and a strange backflip by the project’s “independent experts”. Elizabeth Minter investigates.

Source: Kalbar’s exotic minerals mine a toxic risk to Victoria’s food bowl – Michael West

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