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Tuesday, 6 November 1973

Senator JESSOP (SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - My question is directed to the Minister representing the Minister for the Environment and Conservation. Is the Minister aware that Australian fishermen are concerned about the danger to marine life that could be caused as a result of pollutants emanating from proposed petro-chemical works? Can the Minister say whether his Department has carried out any investigation with respect to effluent from such installations? Is he able to assure the Senate that no pollution of the sea will occur from these plants that could threaten a multi-million dollar Australian industry?

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