Laura Goodall posted in Auckland • contaminated • dam • drinking water • herbicide • water • water supply • weed killer • weedkiller on October 15th, 2014.
Traces of the weed killer metsulfuron-methyl were detected in dams that supply 20 per cent of Auckland’s water, causing them to be closed from May to September this year. The herbicide had been sprayed on forestry blocks near to the dams in the Hunua Ranges and, after unexpected heavy rain, leeched into the water. Watercare Services, the Auckland water supplier responsible for […]
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