Arthur Gorrie tries not to get too close to the pig remains, the kangaroo corpse, or the illegally-dumped asbestos waste in Gympie Creek.
Arthur Gorrie tries not to get too close to the pig remains, the kangaroo corpse, or the illegally-dumped asbestos waste in Gympie Creek. Renee Pilcher

Noxious dumping at Chatsworth a serious health concern

ROTTING offal is never attractive.

Especially after a couple of days, and especially in a suburban waterway, where it could also be a serious health hazard.

"That could cause botulism in the cattle on that property," said one Chatsworth resident, referring to the grazing paddock just downstream from the Rodney Rd bridge, over Gympie Creek.

He was pointing to the unpleasant and increasingly smelly remains of what looked like a pig, apparently dumped off the bridge.

"There's the blue tarp it was wrapped in," the resident said.

Apparently the bridge has become a popular spot for illegal dumping of noxious waste.

"There's a dead kangaroo under it," he said.

Possibly more alarming was the collection of asbestos board fragments also dumped illegally from the bridge.

The resident, who asked not to be named, said his wife had contacted Gympie Council, which councillor in charge of health and environment issues Wayne Sachs yesterday confirmed.

Cr Sachs said he had contacted the council Works Department after receiving a the call.

"Hopefully it is sorted by now," he said, indicating he would check on his way home yesterday afternoon.

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