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March 9, 2021

Fluoridation for Lismore, Ballina

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Rous Water has the go-ahead to build up to five fluoride plants in the region, to dose the water delivered to consumers in the Richmond Valley, Lismore and Ballina shires, following the failure of a challenge in the Land and Environment Court.

Byron Shire water will not be fluoridated as that council opposes the move.

‘This is one of the most cost-effective public health measures we can possibly take,’ said Rous Water chairman and Ballina mayor Phil Silver following the judgment, which was handed down by Justice Rachel Pepper yesterday.

He expects the new plants will be up and running within a year.

The decision is a blow for Lismore environmental campaigner Al Oshlack, who has had costs of up to $250,000 awarded against him. But it has not dented his determination to take the matter further, with an appeal to the Supreme Court likely.

‘We’ve already done some fundraising to lodge an appeal and as soon as my barristers have had a look at it we will be going that way,’ he told ABC radio this morning.


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8 COMMENTS

  1. fluoride is a toxic waste, banned throughout europe. It works to some small degree when applied topically but in fact does nothing to prevent tooth decay when added to water supplies, regardless of any govt propaganda that claims otherwise. Based on the results show in Stalins Gulags and Hitlers death camps, flouride, when add water supplies, makes people docile and inhibits cognitive function thereby making people easier to control. Stalin was able to reduce the number of guards required to run a gulag by 75% in camps that had fluoridated water. One must also not forget that flouride is also now being detected in many species of ocean fish due to grey water run off, making water fluoridation yet another environmental crime to add to the list of careless and sociopathic crimes of public servants who are failing their employers so miserabley and dare I say, they are doing so intentionally and methodically.

    I can only hope that the people of this country stand together to hold our servants accountable for their action under true and natural law, while we still have a nation and a healthy enough population with which to do so.

  2. What terrible shocking news, why would you want to poison the water supply. Please reconsider as that is so disgusting! There is so much information out about flouride how poisonous it is.
    Stop it now!!!!!!

  3. OMG, they call fluoride a ‘public health measure’???
    Have they not done any research into how dangerous this stuff is???
    It is criminal that it is being forced down everyone’s throat (or through their skin) whether they like it or not.
    Byron Shire is indeed fortunate in this respect that they have avoided fluoride in their drinking water.

  4. Gee, you’d think that with all this community support, they’d be handing out free fluoride tablets on every corner too. Oh wait, you mean people who bother to research things are against it? Better double the dose.

  5. I live in Ballina, am on a pension and will be forced to install an expensive reverse osmosis filtering system to avoid being forced to imbibe a medication that has not been prescribed by my doctor, but ironically by non medically qualified councillors. How insane!! I’m disgusted.

  6. Save ratepayers money and the water supply. If we only drink 2 litres a day, how many mega litres are washing down the drains never to assist (supposedly) our teeth. Would Rous water consider adding shampo and conditioner to the water supply for our hair based on teh same premise? I don’t think so (or at least hope not)… I don’t believe it is Rous waters charter to do anything otehr than provide sanitary water. Let people make their own informed decisions about their own health and act accordingly. If they believe flouride will help their teeth, let them buy toothpaste with fluoride in it. No price difference to non-fluoride toothpaste and can be applied indivisually at a dosage ti suit themselves. Surely this has to be more cost effective than any other method. I for one am not looking for fluoride, multi vitamins, viagra or any other additives in my water …

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