Cooya pipe for smoke

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - FRONT PAGE -

Ev­ery year the peo­ple of this re­gion suf­fer weeks of pol­lu­tion as the smoke emit­ted from the Mill’s chim­ney stacks set­tles on our cars, our fur­ni­ture and even finds its way into our lungs As far as I know all the ma­te­rial dis­gorged is or­ganic; it con­tains no toxic sub­stances. Why does the Mill not run a pipe line to the nearby mud flats, oth­er­wise known as Cooya Beach, so that this ma­te­rial can bub­ble harm­lessly out to sea? There is no pre­cious reef at Cooya - only man­grove roots and the odd croc, nei­ther of which would find the pol­lu­tion as detri­men­tal to their health and well­be­ing as their land-based co-res­i­dents. The all-im­por­tant tourists might ap­pre­ci­ate the cleaner air as well.

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