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Cane fields in Qld destroying Great Barrier Reef

Posted by lisaq on July 19, 2010 at 10:31 AM Comments comments (0)

A recent landline story about run off water from the cane fields.

 

The amount of run off is astronomical, and in this water is very high amounts of fertilizers, and pesticides washing down these flood ways into the ocean and having a serious negative affect of the Great Barrier Reef.

This is a world heritage area, and over time if nothing is done, the nutrient and pesticides will help to destroy it.

Massive amounts of water with all this nutrient can be collected before it washes out to the already overfull ocean and used some where else where it is needed for irrigation.

This water can easily be used for growing timber, for any non food crop further inland where they battle with lack of rainfall, or even used in industry where as they do not need to use a better quality drinking water.

 

Right now large amounts of inland areas are still flooded after many years of droughts and heavy stock losses and crop failures, and nothing is being done to properly preserve this water for future use.


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