Brisbane Times Tony Moore April 17, 2015
More than 8000 tonnes of chemical weapons, mostly mustard gas, dumped off Moreton Island in 1945 after World War II pose little danger to the general public, according to the Department of Defence.
However the department says there has been no testing on the mustard gas shells, bombs, grenades and tear gas grenades that were dumped in deep water in two, five kilometre-wide dump zones on the ocean side of Cape Moreton.
And it remains unclear if any biological tests have ever been conducted in the nearby Cape Moreton Marine Park 70 years later.
ABC Rural News David Sparkes 16 April 2015
Water tests from three cane growing areas in Queensland have found herbicide chemical levels exceeding Australian guidelines.
The samples are from the Mackay, Whitsundays and Burdekin districts and the herbicides are diuron and atrazine.
Canegrowers Queensland published the information this week, after receiving updates from the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection.
ABC News Fidelis Rego, Belinda Sanders 13 April 2015
Authorities have ruled out an underground fire as the cause of combustible chemicals found in farmland on southern Queensland’s Western Downs.
The chemicals, including hydrogen sulphide, were found more than two metres below the surface at properties at Hopeland, south of Chinchilla, in February.
Gold Coast Bulletin Ryan Keen 12 April 2015THE Australian who has become the public face of those fighting against the powerful and lucrative coal seam gas industry admits he doesn’t actually enjoy the film documenting his battle. Read more
Brisbane Times Kristian Silva April 10, 2015
The Brisbane Airport Corporation has accidently listed itself as one of Queensland’s worst polluters, telling the federal government it was producing extraordinary levels of dangerous toxins.
In an embarrassing miscalculation, the airport told the government it pumped out nearly 400,000 kilograms of dangerous PM2.5 toxins during 2013/14. This was more than the combined southeast Queensland mining industry…
With the airport’s mistake taken into account, southeast Queensland’s biggest PM2.5 emitter was the BP Refinery at Pinkenba, according to self-reported data submitted to the NPI.