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Melbourne’s drinking water and catchment areas put at risk by ‘systemic’ illegal logging on steep slopes, experts say – ABC News

Victoria’s state-owned logging company VicForests has put Melbourne’s drinking supply at risk by illegally logging on steep slopes in an important water catchment,…

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Victoria’s state-owned logging company VicForests has put Melbourne’s drinking supply at risk by illegally logging on steep slopes in an important water catchment area, according to the government regulator.
Key points:

  • Logging on slopes steeper than 30 degrees is banned in some areas protected for drinking water supply
  • The Victorian government’s conservation regulator found the government-run VicForests breached this law at two locations
  • The new breaches are the latest in a long-running string of…

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