If a million fish die in a creek and no one sees it, do they make a sound?
No. They don’t.
At South Creek in Western Sydney a group of passionate anglers act as the eyes for this small but unique fishery. And it’s just as well too, otherwise the devastation caused to this waterway might never have come to light and nobody held accountable.
For those that haven’t already heard about the disaster on South Creek and the lack of recognition from the authorities, you can catch up here.
In short, a factory fire adjacent to the creek in January and who knows how many other incidents have resulted in a critical amount of pollutants entering the waterway. Tests and visual inspections have detected large amounts of oil and a pungent acidic chemical smell was present throughout a extensive length of the creek, with dead fish, estimated to…
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