When I first bought my house in Rosebery I was so excited to have my very first home.
I loved the wild and rugged mountainous country with the magnificent backdrop of Mt Murchison and the dense deep green rainforests.
I didn’t know about any heavy metal contamination and I thought thatthere was no pollution problem because Rosebery was an UNDERGROUND mining town.
I put a lot of work in renovating my house and garden and this just exposed me to the toxic heavy metals in Rosebery even more.
IF ONLY I HAD KNOWN THE TRUTH ABOUT MY HOUSE BEING A CONTAMINATED SITE – I WOULD NEVER HAVE BOUGHT THE HOUSE IN ROSEBERY.
Nobody told me about other houses nearby that had had their yards fully remediated years before or that any people had become poisoned with heavy metals in the town.
I have had to leave Rosebery and all my dreams behind.
I WILL NOT SELL MYHOUSE IN ROSEBERY to any person and pass on this deadly legacy.
The Contaminated Sites Unit in the Environmental Protection Authority has failed to act with a duty of care to the people of Rosebery.
Minister Llewellyn needs to answer to this catastrophe in Rosebery and the EPA’s role in it.