How to prevent a water pollution disaster

The government has launched an investigation into the pollution of Lake Mangyal in southern New South Wales.

Key points:The Ministry of Primary Industries said it was investigating the cause of the pollutionA spokeswoman said a major water treatment plant was to be built in the townThe town of Mangyala was the site of the largest leak in NSW historyMore than 50 million litres of water have been pumped into the lake since the leak on Friday.

The Ministry said the issue of the source of the leaking water had been resolved.

But a spokeswoman for the ministry said the company had not yet been informed of the outcome of the investigation.

“We are in the process of reviewing the findings of our investigation into this matter and we will make any additional comments as soon as they are available,” the spokeswoman said.

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