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AGENT ORANGE IN AUSTRALIA
FISHING BAN IN SYDNEY HARBOUR <ul><li>SYDNEY - Toxic waste in Sydney Harbour has forced authorities to end centuries of co...
<ul><li>The New South Wales state government announced on Thursday an end to commercial fishing after tests showed the lev...
<ul><li>The state's Primary Industry Minister Ian Macdonald said the dioxin, a key ingredient of the Agent Orange defolian...
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Agent orange in australia

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Agent orange in australia

  1. 1. AGENT ORANGE IN AUSTRALIA
  2. 2. FISHING BAN IN SYDNEY HARBOUR <ul><li>SYDNEY - Toxic waste in Sydney Harbour has forced authorities to end centuries of commercial fishing, warn recreational anglers not to eat too much harbour fish, and undertake a A$200 million (US$150 million) clean-up programme. </li></ul><ul><li>AUSTRALIA: February 10, 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>REUTERS </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>The New South Wales state government announced on Thursday an end to commercial fishing after tests showed the level of cancer-causing dioxin in fish was almost 100 times World Health Organisation (WHO) recommended maximum levels. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>The state's Primary Industry Minister Ian Macdonald said the dioxin, a key ingredient of the Agent Orange defoliant used in the Vietnam War, was the result of years of industrial pollution and that further fish testing would occur. </li></ul>

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