No pollution found

NO evidence of polluted underground water has been found in testing bores at Lake McIntyre.

Wattle Range Council engineering services director Peter Halton reported the findings to council’s October monthly meeting.

Lake McIntyre is located near a timber treatment plant, which the Environment Protection Authority suspects is responsible for arsenic and hexavalent chromium in groundwater.

The EPA has sent letters to 177 property owners in the area and recommended regular bore testing.

The Border Watch Newsgroup has sought comment from the timber treatment plant owners.