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Entertainment in the Byron Shire and beyond for the week beginning 14 April, 2021

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Mark O’Brien, Tyagarah

Last Monday I was playing tennis at the Mullum courts when the sugar-cane crop around the McAuleys Lane turn-off on Myocum Rd was burned.

I was shocked to see this kind of eco travesty/vandalism is still allowed in Byron Shire.

Soon the ash started falling on the courts, sometimes big sometimes small, with who-knows-what burnt fertilisers and pesticides in the air, with kids on the other courts breathing in all kinds of unknown chemicals, while others were at the skate park and others just walking dogs. Later I went to Woolies where I noticed ash on the bonnets of cars.

I remember writing a letter here maybe 12–13 years ago about the same story, about the runny noses and itchy throats half of Mullum seem to experience whenever the sugar was burned. How is possible that a farmer can spread ash and poison over the whole town and nothing happens?

Might I suggest that if anyone is feeling any ill effects that they go to the doctor so their complaint is recorded for some future possible legal class action.


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