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Title: Biting insect assessment Princess Louise and North Point mine sites
Authors: Warchot, Allan
Whelan, Peter I
Keywords: Insects;Mosquitoes;Assessment;Surveys;Monitoring;Disease vectors;Arboviruses;Epidemic polyarthritis;Ross River virus infections;Encephalitis;Malaria;Engineering;Sewage;Planning;Vector control;Insecticides;Public awareness;Environmental impact 2007-01
Publisher: Medical Entomology, DHCS
Abstract: Burnside Operations Pty Ltd plan to commence mining at the North Point and Princess Louise mine sites, located in the East Burnside Project Area approximately 130km south-east of Darwin. The mining method will be open cut, with ore to be transported to Union Reefs Gold Mine for processing. Workers are to be housed at the mine camp at Cosmo Village. Mine sites have the potential to create or exacerbate mosquito breeding, potentially from the creation of water dams, wetland filters, borrow pits, sediment traps, dry season water discharge, waste water disposal, as well as the construction of roads and mine waste dumps. Mine sites also have the potential to introduce new mosquito species into the Northern Territory, such as the dengue mosquito Aedes aegypti from North Queensland, if equipment was to be sourced from this area. As part of the environmental process, all major development in the NT is required to consider mosquitoes during the preparation of Environmental Impact Statements or Public Environmental reports, to ensure new development does not create new mosquito breeding sites, and also to protect the health of workers.
Type: Technical Report
Subject: Insects
Disease vectors
Epidemic polyarthritis
Ross River virus infections
Vector control
Public awareness
Environmental impact
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