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Cabbage Tree Road cancer figures ‘mind-boggling’

ONE NATION senator Brian Burston has warned he will consider withdrawing support for some of the federal government’s budget measures in the Senate, unless it moves to urgently fund the relocation of residents who wish to leave Williamtown’s contamination red zone.

It comes in the wake of a Newcastle Herald special investigation on Saturday that revealed at least 24 people on part of the heavily polluted Cabbage Tree Road have had cancer in the last 15 years.

Senator Burston said the figure was “mind-boggling.”

“The government now has to look very seriously at funding relocation expenses for residents and put them out of their misery, so to speak. Let them get on with their lives,” he said, adding the funding should cover other affected communities like Oakey and Salt Ash.


Source: Newcastle Herald

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