Greening Port Pirie

SOUTH Australia’s government is spending $875,000 to reduce lead levels in Port Pirie to improve the health of residents and change perceptions of the lead-contaminated town.

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Port Pirie in SA

Emissions from Nyrstar's lead and multi-metal smelter have dogged the town since operations began about 130 years ago and left children in the area suffering unnaturally high blood lead levels.