Chemical 1080 Dumped In New Zealand Water Supplies Amid Litigation

Chemical 1080 Dumped In New Zealand Water Supplies Amid Litigation

The Hunua Ranges account for just under 70% of the local water supply for Aukland. There are four sizeable reservoirs that officials claim will be secured and remain unexposed from the 1080 dump. They also claim that the water will be monitored extensively following the dumps.

But Grey counters the official claims of strategic competence, saying that much of the 1080 will run down streams.

“The whole catchment where the rain lands on the ground and runs down into streams and into the reservoir is going to be covered by 45 tonnes of 1080 poison, which is a deadly poison.” She says.

What Is Chemical 1080?
Chemical 1080 is scientifically known as sodium fluoroacetate. 1080 is toxic to insects and mammals alike. The number “1080” is sodium fluoroacetate’s catalog number. It is commonly referred to as “1080” as a simpler reference.

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