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ABC News (Australia) published this video item, entitled “Drought-addled mining town Mount Morgan, where water tastes like dirt | ABC News” – below is their description.
As parts of Queensland revel in the liquid gold brought by La Niña, a mother in a former mining town pours water left in a glass back into a plastic bottle.
In the late 1800s, Mount Morgan was a river of gold – its mines yielding fortunes that spawned BP – but now Rockhampton council is paying up to $10,000 a day to truck water to the town.ABC News (Australia) YouTube Channel
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