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6Re: Binningup Desal Action Group PER Submission uploaded to site

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  • perth_water
    Dec 12, 2008
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      See Perth catchment rainfall updated at;
      There never was a rain shortage to justify seawater desalination

      --- In nodesalination@yahoogroups.com, Michael Derry <derry@...> wrote:
      > Dear all desalination concered people
      > I have just uploaded the Binningup Desalination Action Group's PER
      > submission to the Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority
      > dated 13th of June 2008.
      > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nodesalination/files/
      > (click on groups concerned or opposed)
      > This submission is packed with 86 pages of information about the
      > environmentally harmful impact of building a massive desalination plant
      > in a remote coastal ecosystem.
      > The plant will threaten a number of rare and endangered species
      > inhabiting the plant site however it will also have the same adverse
      > impacts on the environment as any other plant planned to be constructed
      > in Australia such as:
      > -air pollutants
      > -marine pollutants
      > -solid waste disposal
      > -hypersaline discharges
      > -low disolved oxygen levels in ocean depressions near the plant
      > -noise and vibration
      > -construction impacts on the community
      > -construction dewatering
      > -seawater intrusion
      > -acid sulphate soils
      > -energy use
      > -powerline hazards
      > -access to land from powerlines and pipelines
      > -effects on residents
      > -property values
      > -visual amentity
      > -beach access
      > -social problems form large construction workforce
      > -effect on seagrass
      > -effects on, fish and tiny biota
      > -effects on cetaceans, turtles, penguines etc
      > -effects on land animals, tiny and microscopic soil creatures
      > -effects on migratory birds
      > -carcinogenic THM's in the product water
      > -risk assessment
      > -attracting heavy industry
      > -etc
      > I suggest you read this and post any comments to the group.
      > Please load in any submissions to the yahoogroup that you or other
      > groups have prepared on the same issue.
      > Regards
      > Michael Derry
      > Western Australia
      > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/nodesalination/
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