Real-time pollution map: Open-pit gold mining activities release dust containing heavy metals

🇦🇺Industrial pollution: blood test shows metal contamination near New South Wales gold mine
Type: heavy metals (selenium, nickel, copper, lead, etc.)
Where: Cadia Hill gold mine, Orange (NSW), Australia
Quantity (est.):
Date reported: 22/05/2023
Cause: dust emissions released by goldmine
Consequences: air and rainwater contaminated within a 15-kilometer radius of the mine
Risks: human health (blood contaminated with heavy metals)
Status: blood test showing metal contamination; investigation launched by NSW EPA
Source: The Guardian