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July 11, 2017

Action filed for Oakey groundwater contamination

On 11 July 2017, Shine Lawyers’ Class Action department launched a class action against the Department of Defence for exposing thousands of residents in the Queensland town of Oakey to toxic chemicals, which have spread into their land, water, food sources and bloodstreams. Oakey groundwater contamination More than 4,000 Oakey residents have been impacted by […]

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August 30, 2016

What are landholder claims?

Landholder claims help landowners and workers protect their land and ensure adequate compensation when their┬áland is disturbed. Causes of disturbances can include flooding, new energy and mining projects, introduction of pests, contamination and more. Cases often end up at a negotiation stage, where parties come to an agreement on the level of compensation. A number […]

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Erin Compensation Lawyers
August 1, 2016

Erin Brockovich shining a light on contamination

Residents in the rural Queensland town of Oakey have been battling the Department of Defence Force over a water contamination issue that is affecting their crops, livestock, property prices and potentially their heath. Chemicals used in firefighting activities at the nearby Army Aviation Centre have leached into ground water and contaminated the surrounding areas, including […]

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May 20, 2016

Oakey Investigation: Defence slow to address concerns

The Oakey Contamination Investigation is looking into groundwater contamination in the Queensland town of Oakey. Potentially hazardous chemicals penetrated the soil in the surrounding areas of the Army Aviation Centre Oakey. The chemical compounds known as PFOS and PFOA, were key fire-fighting elements in the foam used by Defence personnel to mitigate blazes. The residue […]

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February 8, 2016

Are environmental pollutants causing you health issues?

Environmental pollution is the contamination of the physical and biological components of the Earth. Check out the infographic below to see the most common types of environmental pollution, their causes, the chemicals involved and the effects on your health.

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January 5, 2016

Freight Train Derailment – Sulphuric Acid Leaks Into Local Waterway

Residents of Julia Creek are fearing the worst after a freight train derailment spilt up to 31,500 litres of Sulphuric Acid.

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Chinchilla Law Firm
August 13, 2015

Secret report reveals toxic legacy of CSG trials near Chinchilla

ABC News has confirmed it obtained a secret state government report that hundreds of square kilometres of prime agricultural land in Southeast Queensland are at risk from a cocktail of toxic chemicals and explosive gases unleased by underground coal gasification.

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environmental lawyers
December 1, 2014

Mining company illegally clears hundreds of trees on CQ grazing property

Canadian-owned mining company, Goondicum Resources, may face charges after it admitted to bulldozing hundreds of trees without State approval. Read more.

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Compensation at Shine Lawyers
September 25, 2014

Heavy metals found in waterways surrounding McArthur River Mine

Recent testing has revealed increased levels of heavy metals in the water systems surrounding the McArthur River Mine, located in the Northern Territory (NT). Click to read more.

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