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River Basin Management Society

Upcoming Events

August 2019

From disaster to recovery: Rehabilitating a community and their urban creek after a catastrophic pollution event

August 8 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ross House: Hayden Raysmith Room,
247 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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ABC news - fire incident

On 30 August 2018, an industrial warehouse near West Footscray that was housing unregistered toxic chemical waste caught fire and burned for two weeks. Firewater runoff washed into Stony Creek – a highly valued urban waterway that flows through Melbourne’s western suburbs to the Yarra River – causing large scale devastation and contamination to a five kilometre reach of the popular creek. The contamination resulted in a significant loss of plant and animal life, and for several days afterwards, the…

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