Chemicals dumped down stormwater drains feeding Lake Tuggeranong's blue-green algae, data suggests

Cassandra Morgan
Updated December 9 2019 - 7:46pm, first published December 5 2019 - 12:00am

Suburban Canberrans are dumping chemicals down stormwater drains and feeding Lake Tuggeranong's blue-green algae blooms, which could already take decades to diminish, new data suggests.

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Cassandra Morgan

Cassandra Morgan

Canberra Times health reporter

It has never been more important for Canberrans to be able to access reliable and accurate information about health. As The Canberra Times’ health reporter, I am committed to ensuring our readers have access to this. I, like many in the territory, have family members who work in the sector. Although providing comprehensive coverage on the coronavirus pandemic is obviously my number one priority, I aim to frequently shed light on the fantastic work our frontline professionals do, as well as the challenges they face. Email me tips and story ideas at:

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