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Port Pirie Smelter Breaches Lead Levels

Port Pirie's smelter has been breaking lead pollution limits, it's been revealed.

A loophole has allowed Nyrstar to avoid a fine of over $100 000.

Authorities recorded a license breach, but it turns out, only the company's own pollution recordings can be used against them in court - data which has been determined unreliable.

On a positive note, blood lead levels in the city's children have decreased this year, thanks to new pollution laws.

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