Efforts to improve water quality continue after factory fire pollutes creek
(via awa.asn.au)

Published 27 September 2018

A month after runoff from a factory fire in Melbourne contaminated a nearby creek, the cleanup is far from over.

The fire in West Footscray took firefighters days to contain and resulted in a large amount of water ending up in Stony Creek, which flows downstream into the Yarra River.

Although measures were in place to contain the runoff, the volume of water used – up to 16,000 litres a minute at some points – meant a significant amount escaped.

Dead fish, eels and other marine life washed up on the banks of the creek following the fire, and residents have complained of migraines, nosebleeds and sore throats.

Source: awa.asn.au

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