This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Queen River polluted from copper mining, Tasmania

Queen River polluted from copper mining, Tasmania

E820/0160

Rights Managed

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

Credit

SIMON FRASER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY SIMON FRASER / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

River pollution. Discoloured, polluted water of the Queen River in Queenstown, Tasmania. This pollution is due to copper mines located upstream. Queenstown has been a mining centre since 1883. The Queen River is polluted primarily by acid drainage from the old mines. Acid drainage must be reduced by more than 95% for life to return to the river. Polluted water from the Queen River flows into the King River which is arguably the most polluted river in Australia.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Add to board
  • Similar {{ mediaType(i) }}