The first in a series of major campaigns to halt the construction of four proposed dosing facilities in the northern rivers kicked off Monday morning in Clunes.
Campaigner Al Oshlack said, ‘Notwithstanding the overwhelming scientific documentation of adverse health impacts of fluoridated water to the the community, a recent spill in Dungog [in the upper Hunter region] has highlighted the the dangers that fluoride poses to the environment.
Spill at Dungog
‘The spill at Dungog was investigated by the EPA, who have not proceeded with any prosecution of the culprit, Hunter Water.
‘This shows that the authorities are disregarding any regulatory responsibility to bring to heel blatant acts of pollution. There is no safety in these plants and over the last 12 months the dosing plant at Casino has had numerous breakdowns.
Mr Oshlack says a blockade camp will be set up at Corndale, where construction of the biggest dosing plant has commenced.
Byron Shire is not included in the fluoridation plans.