Email ABC Tropical North By Melissa Maddison Posted August 08, 2019 06:54:53 Photo: Elevated levels of the toxic chemical PFAS were found in Shellgrit Creek, an area popular with fishers. (ABC Tropical North: Melissa Maddison) Related Story: PFAS compensation settled for landowner in Australian first Related Story: 'Ought to have known': Council seeks damages over PFAS contamination Related Story: Residents near Oakey Aviation Base 'likely' to have ingested toxic chemicals Map: Mackay 4740 Samples of fish and water taken from Mackay's Shellgrit Creek, an area popular with recreational fishers, show elevated levels of a substance used in firefighting foam. Key points:The exact source and extent of the PFAS contamination is not clearPeople are being urged not to eat seafood caught in Mackay's Shellgrit CreekAuthorities say drinking water supplies are unaffected The discovery has prompted a warning from Queensland Health that people not consume seafood caught in … [Read more...] about PFAS discovery in fish and water near Mackay Airport leads to concern for children’s health
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The bus terminus at Elango Nagar Officers Colony, Anna Nagar Western Extension is slowly being encroached upon for unauthorised parking of commercial vehicles. This has led to a gradual decrease in MTC bus services to the terminus besides causing traffic congestion in the area, complained residents.TVS Colony Main Road and TVS Avenue Main Road both have become very narrow due to the parking of vehicles on both sides, causing traffic congestion particularly during peak hours. Residents of Officers Colony feared that this would also lead to law and order and public health issues in the area.V. Rajagopal, a resident of Officers Colony, said none of the commercial vehicles parked here belong to the locality. People who visit the park near the bus terminus also find it hard to park their vehicles, he said. There is also an Amma canteen near the terminus, causing the area to get very crowded. Unauthorised parking of vehicles has also led to traffic pile-ups in Officers Colony and Ambattur … [Read more...] about Bus terminus in Chennai’s Elango Nagar Officers Colony encroached upon for unauthorised parking
Next Readers share their most beautiful summer vacation memories.We invited you, our readers, to share with us your summer travel photographs and we’ve been inundated with emails from across the country.Today we bring you a selection of some of the most stunning photographs of the various water bodies from across the country.We start out with this photograph of Gurudongmar Lake in North Sikkim taken by Soumik Biswas "The lake happens to be the second highest lake in India at an altitude of 5183 mts and is believed to be one of the sources of River Teesta," he writes.Would you like to share your memorable summer pictures with us? Simply e-mail your photographs to [email protected] (subject line: 'Memorable summer pics') -- we'll publish the most interesting ones right here on rediff.com and in India Abroad. And make sure to include a little write-up of where you clicked the snap. Tags: River Teesta , India Abroad , Gurudongmar Lake , … [Read more...] about AMAZING PHOTOS: India’s stunning water bodies!
Email By Kevin Nguyen Updated May 05, 2019 16:22:21 Photo: Dam levels across Greater Sydney have dropped 41 per cent since April 2017. (ABC News) Related Story: State of the drought: Dams are empty and NSW is drowning in dust Related Story: Rainfall in NSW brings much-needed drought relief for some farmers Related Story: Who's watching the water? Experts urge better groundwater monitoring Map: Sydney 2000 Water restrictions will be introduced in Sydney if drought conditions don't ease in the next three months, according a report on dwindling dam levels in New South Wales. Key points:Dam levels are dropping by about 11 billion litres of water each weekIf levels fall below 50 per cent capacity, stage-one water restrictions will be introducedA Sydney Water report found 62 per cent of Sydney residents were unaware of current drought conditions The latest research from Sydney Water reveals levels across 11 dams in Greater Sydney are dropping faster than they have in … [Read more...] about Water restrictions loom for Sydney as drought continues to impact on dam levels
Video PlayerClose BEIJING, Dec. 8 (Xinhua) -- China Junior Curling Open 2019 was held this week at China's National Aquatics Centre, where Michael Phelps claimed record eight gold medals in Beijing 2008 as the venue's nickname turns from Water Cube into Ice Cube. The Beijing 2008 venues - including the renowned "Bird's Nest" National Stadium and "Water Cube" National Aquatics Centre - continue to play a key role in sports. Ballets such as Swan Lake have been performed at Water Cube, but for Beijing 2022 it will be upgraded so that it can host curling and switch back to swimming and diving seasonally. After a year of construction, the pool of Water Cube eventually transfers into Olympic standard curling venue. China Junior Curling Open 2019, which was held from Tuesday to Sunday, becomes the first curling event held at this venue with the participation of a total of 20 men and women's teams. "Over the past year we have completed the transformation of the field of the play lighting … [Read more...] about First curling event held as Water Cube turns into Ice Cube