7 Oct 2019

Organic contaminants in our groundwater

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:17 pm on 7 October 2019

Traces of organic contaminants - including compounds found in caffeine, pain relief drugs and sunscreen - have been found in nearly two thirds of the country's wells. 

That's the result of the latest survey by ESR into our groundwater, and the first to look into organic contaminants. So what do the results mean? Here to tell us is ESR principal scientist Murray Close. 

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