GIVEN the levels of pollution that remain in the ground around an area that stretches from Argenton in the north to Teralba in the south, Speers Point in the east and all points west of the old Pasminco or Sulphide Corporation site, I must admit to being surprised that anyone is still allowed to live in the area (‘‘The long rise and short fall of a landmark’’ Herald 22/11).
Imagine then my total surprise to see that an area immediately to the west of the old smelter site is up for sale for housing.
The same advertisement also indicated that land to the north-east on the slopes of the Munibung Hill indicated a future housing development.
I must admit to being confused. If the land is as polluted as is claimed, why is more housing development being considered, let alone allowed to proceed?
Robert Kear, Charlestown
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