Relating to Dr.

Alarm over high lead contamination of Esperance sea food The presence of high concentrations of lead found in fish in an integral part of Western Australia has prompted a warning to people living in the Esperance area in order to avoid eating some local seafood. Relating to Dr . Nic Dunlop from the Conservation Council of WA, lead concentrations hundreds of times higher than Australian recommended standards have been found in shellfish collected near the interface in October. Dr. Dunlop says there can be an urgent need to expand the sampling plan because the discovery implies that business lead carbonate offers shifted from the loading berths and has been absorbed by marine animals. This is not the first lead scare in the region as in 2007 business lead exports from Esperance Interface suspended research when it was revealed that dust had contaminated the town.