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The Northern Territory news Sat 16 Jul 2011

Details:

Title

The Northern Territory news Sat 16 Jul 2011

Other title

NT news

Collection

The Northern Territory news; NewspaperNT

Date

2011-07-16

Description

This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.

Language

English

Subject

Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin; Australian newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Darwin

Publisher name

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

Place of publication

Darwin

Use

Copyright. Made available by the publisher under licence.

Copyright owner

Nationwide News Pty. Limited

License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Series/C1968A00063

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/233530

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/656929

Page content

6 NT NEWS. Saturday, July 16, 2011. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 1 6 -J U L -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 6 C O L O R : C M Y K Sign up to AUSTAR with no lock-in contract and take TV to amazing with MyStar HD free for the first three months. Record and save an entire series with one touch of a button, or record two shows at once. *And heres the real fine print: Total Minimum Cost $77 for one month only on credit card direct debit (based on subscribing to Starter Pack + 4 Package Options). MyStar offer only available while you subscribe and not available in all areas. Ends August 27. New residential subscribers with standard install. MyStar not available in all building types. Series Link not available for all programs. AUS0307/B *Yes, really. NO LOCK-IN CONTRACT WITH MYSTAR HD FREE FOR THREE MONTHS* To take TV to amazing, call 132 342 or visit austar.com.au SPIRITED SEASON 2 Exclusive local production TORCHWOOD: MIRACLE DAY GLOBAL PREMIERE EVENT Fast tracked from the US NEWS l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ntnews.com.au Copper mine in toxic neglect By ELLIE TURNER ACID pollution from a Territory copper mine has created more doubts about industry regulations. The NT Government and Redbank Copper Limited have been called on to cut the amount of toxic waste running from the privately owned mine into Hanrahans Creek in the McArthur basin. Mineral Policy Institute of Research executive director Charles Roche said both agencies were at fault. It is embarrassing for the Territory Government, he said. Nobody will clean up the mine they forget its even there. Redbank Copper bought the mineral crushing site in 2009. Managing director Bruce Morrin visited the mine this week but was unavailable for comment. He told the NT News last week: We are taking measures to clean up. Resources Minister Kon Vatskalis said it was one of many legacy mine sites the government was trying to deal with. We monitor the site, which is not currently discharging contaminants to the environment, he said. He said the government would amend the Mining Management Act to enhance environmental protection. But Mr Roche said the wetlands were suffering. Copper is extracted from the ground, crushed and leached using sulphuric acid. When water liberates the toxic heavy metals it contaminates the local grounds, Mr Roche said. The creek was showing signs of a critically low acid (pH) balance, he said. The pH level is 3.6 a healthy level is around 7.2. Nothing had been done to rectify the damage. He said traditional owners, the Garawa people, were also concernedt. At a time when Australia is supposedly getting rich from mining it should be cleaning itself up. Young garden in full bloom By DAMIEN McCARTNEY Jenni and Graeme Suckling are opening their garden Salmagundi in Farrar, Palmerston, this weekend as part of Australias Open Garden scheme Picture: FIONA MORRISON IT MAY be a young garden but Graeme and Jenni Suckling say it is one of the best. The garden consisted of dead grass, bare dirt, and coffee rock in 2004 when the pensioners moved in. Now, it flourishes with plants, trees, shrubs and wildlife as far as the eye can see. The garden was named Salmagundi, or a miscellaneous collection. Mrs Suckling, 60, said parts of the garden had been rebuilt several times in its short life. When we first built the garden, we used a lot of southern plants that dont like full sun and our whole yard is in full sun, she said. We have redone little areas within the garden, but not the whole thing. Now we have lots and lots of trees, some frangipanis, a few natives, and some roses. So we have quite a bit. Ms Suckling said. The garden also comes complete with a fishpond, deliberately placed in a natural neighbourhood drainage depression to attract frogs. Mrs Suckling reckons she is the better green thumb. But she concedes her husband is improving. Salmagundi is open from 10am until 4pm today and to morrow at 4 Bunda Court, Far rar. Admission is $6.


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