Rosebery water quality update
Currently the Public & Environmental Health Service is actively involved in and supporting three lines of work in relation to concerns about heavy metals in the Rosebery environment.:
- A “cluster investigation” to find out whether the clinical conditions reported in a small group of residents and ex-residents have a common cause ie heavy metal poisoning.
Executive summary of the final report from the original investigation April 2009
Prof Brian Priestly’s report from March 2009
Media Release 15 April 2010
Request to Independent Toxicologists January 2010
Summary of reports from independent toxicologists, 2010
Dr Daly - Summary of final report
Dr Braithberg - Summary of final report
- Public health advice and support to a community environmental sampling program initiated in Rosebery by the company MMG.
Fact Sheet from MMG on testing program.( http://www.mmgroupltd.com/shared/1384.aspx)
Link to NEPC and NEPMs ( http://www.environment.gov.au/about/councils/nepc/index.html#national)
MMG media release http://www.mmg.com/shared/1611.aspx
DHHS media release July 2010
- Community liaison and information sharing to help ensure that residents of Rosebery have access to all available information. Also that they have the ability to discuss concerns and ask questions relating to their health and wellbeing.
A Community Reference Group has been meeting to coordinate activity and share information. This group is auspiced byt he West Coast Council. Further information from the group can be found at http://www.westcoast.tas.gov.au/site/page.cfm?u=195&c=766
Hard copies are also available at the Rosebery Community Health Centre
Further information will be added as it becomes available.