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Toxic sediments

Learn how high levels of toxic sediments in Sydney Harbour have destroyed as much as 40 per cent of its invertebrates. Find out the main source of toxins. Learn how toxins become trapped in the sediment and distributed across the Harbour. Observe the devastating effects of toxic sediments on the food chain in 2010, when ...


Dirty War, 2005: US military in Philippines

This clip shows the US Clark Air Base on Luzon Island in the Philippines. Military aircraft take off and land as a narrator explains that, over a 45-year period, repair, maintenance and refuelling operations have led to millions of litres of aviation fuel and other toxic chemicals being flushed down drains, causing environmental ...


Living Country, 2005: Somewhere special

This clip shows a rally held in Alice Springs in 2005 to protest against the Australian Government's proposed nuclear waste dump in the Northern Territory. Indigenous and non-Indigenous community members, united in their opposition to the proposal, march down a street holding an Aboriginal flag. Alison Anderson, MLA for ...


Living Country, 2005: Honey ant

This clip shows a group of Aboriginal women from the central desert region using a crowbar to dig for honey ants and demonstrating to children how to find and eat this delicacy. One of the women refers to the nuclear waste dump proposed for the area and says it will poison their bush foods. She says: 'Everybody has to speak ...