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Gerry’s vision for New Zealand

Written By: - Date published: 11:45 am, October 7th, 2010 - 9 comments
Categories: Environment, Mining - Tags: , ,

A tailings dam in Hungary has burst. Toxic sludge over 16 square miles has killed four. If the sludge, laden with heavy metals and radioactive elements, makes it into waterways including the Danube the disaster will magnify. If Brownlee had his way, our countryside would be covered in tailings dams as miners plunder our national parks.

9 comments on “Gerry’s vision for New Zealand ”

  1. Lanthanide 1

    And?

    Does this article have a point?

    • Bright Red 1.1

      how about: mining on conservation land is pretty dumb when you’re going to leave toxic dams everywhere that do, in fact, burst despite what the mining companies want us to believe, and when they do it’s a disaster on a massive scale.

    • felix 1.2

      Did this article have a point?

      Yeah, but only if you read it. Dumbass.

  2. freedom 2

    seems it was a holding pond at an Alumina Production Chemical Plant, not a tailings Dam at a mine
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-11475361

    not a big difference i know but thought i would mention it before the trolls descended and threadjack the intent of the commentator

  3. tc 3

    Unless it happens in the middle of nowhere (the desert) as in Oz but I’m sure that nice Mr Sideshow’s surgical option conceals such items behind some fine overlay stichwork.

    Vision……yeah right……more like tunnel vision.

    • Draco T Bastard 3.1

      I really don’t see how poisoning 16 square miles of land can be any good no matter where it is.

      • Zorr 3.1.1

        As the old saying goes “if a tree falls in the forest and kills a poor person, who cares?”

        😛

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