Environment

Undrinkable water in many Indigenous communities

Posted on: Tue 22 Nov 2022

Countless reports show water is undrinkable in many Indigenous communities. Why has nothing changed despite all those reports?

Tap water in more than 500 remote Indigenous communities isn’t regularly tested and often is unsafe to drink, according to a water industry report released last week.

In some communities, drinking water contained unacceptable levels of uranium, arsenic, fluoride and nitrate.

To find out more, Barometer’s Des Lawrence spoke to Dr Cara Beal, an Associate Professor in Environmental Health at Griffith University.

Countless reports show water is undrinkable in many Indigenous communities. Why has nothing changed?

Produced by Des Lawrence

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