Sunday, November 4, 2012

The Price of Prosperity

Reducing toxic nitrate levels takes time, says unelected Environment Canterbury water commissioner David Caygill. What's a little infant mortality when you have an economy to run?

1 comment :

  1. We are on the receiving end of the very same message down here in Southland right now. DairyNZ 'PR' Rick Pridmore is telling us the nitrates in the waterways aren't a concern, because the rivers are 'phosphorus limited' - that is, weed growth is restricted by the amount of phosphorus in the water and as there is little, nitrates can be discounted as a measure for water quality.
    Questions about human health, nitrates in the groundwater, bores providing drinking water to pregnant rural folk etc were studiously ignored.