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Health crisis deepens on Western Downs

July 05, 2012

Residents of the Tara residential estate this morning blockaded the headquarters of coal seam gas company QGC in protest at the increasing numbers of local residents reporting sick and pointing the finger of blame at emissions from nearby gas fields. Traffic to and from...

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Newman government must act on Western Downs health crisis

July 04, 2012

Residents on the western Darling Downs last night were lodging bitter complaints with the Queensland Environment Department after a temperature inversion on the Downs brought gas from local coal seam gas operations into their community, making people ill. Residents of the Tara residential estate...

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Public health emergency on the Western Darling Downs

July 03, 2012

A major health emergency has developed on Queensland's western Darling Downs with residents in the Tara-Chinchilla area forming a Gasfield Community Support Group to lobby the State Government for more concerted action to address the problems being created for them by having to live...

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