Common Herbicide 'Threatens' Australia's Great Barrier Reef
Source: Australia Network News
March 27, 2012
"Australia's Great Barrier Reef ecosystem faces an unmanageable threat from a popular herbicide used widely along the Queensland coast, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).
A WWF report says the herbicide Diuron has been found at 55 times its considered safe levels in creeks that drain into the reef, and as much as 100 times safe levels in the reef itself.
It says widespread use of the chemical is endangering the Great Barrier Reef."
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