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Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Anna Bligh recycled water shame - no checks on hospital waste ...

Hospital waste in southeast Queensland was to be recycled as drinking water without the necessary approvals in place to ensure the water was not contaminated.

An audit by Queensland Health has found
deficiences in the approvals for the disposal of wastes to the sewer in Brisbane's three biggest hospitals. 

A fourth, Ipswich Hospital, did not have an approval in place for its wastes.

The
Queensland Water Commission has repeatedly assured the public that all approvals were operating for the disposal of hospital wastes to the sewer.

The approvals were designed to ensure that contaminants such as blood and cancer chemicals were prevented from being added to the mix to be recycled as drinking water.

The hospital approvals were faulty or non-existent at the time authorities planned to begin pumping recycled water to Brisbane's Wivenhoe Dam in February. The Government deferred the plan after The Australian reported concerns by microbiologists that the seven-stage screening process may not be adequate to prevent contamination.
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See - The Australian - Checks deficient on hospital waste.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

One would hope that the new LNP leader would raise this matter in Parliament and get the truth from the Bligh government.

8:54 AM, April 08, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're dreaming if you think you'll get the truth from Bligh. Remember Beattie and Bligh made it legal to lie in parliament. It will be coverup after coverup as usual. And who's the new minister in charge? Robertson, the buffoon who used to run health. Good luck getting a straight answer from him.

10:35 AM, April 08, 2009

 

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