Residents kept in the dark since being told toxic chemicals used on nearby Williamtown airforce base had leached into waterways and soils

  • Phil Blanch is a community member living and working near the Williamtown airbase

On 4 September 2015 I received a text message that turned my life upside down.

It was from the Department of Primary Industries stating that Fullerton Cove, a bay of water near Williamtown airforce base in New South Wales, where I have made my living as a third-generation fisherman for decades, was closed immediately to commercial fishing due to an unknown contaminate.

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