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Dumped horse carcasses in Darwin's rural area spark contamination investigation

Dozens of horse carcasses, car bodies and dangerous substances are being illegally dumped in a catchment area for Darwin's water supply, prompting concerns about potential contamination.

The issue at the McMinns and Howard East borefields near Howards Springs has triggered an investigation by the Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority (NT EPA).

The ongoing dumping has forced the Power and Water Corporation to spend around $100,000 per year to clean up its land above the Koolpinyah aquifer, which typically supplies up to 15 per cent of Darwin's water.

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Article written by: Jano Gibson

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