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Vox pop: Basic physics ignored in Vic desal idea; needs 300MW base-load power plant to get water to Melbourne

Posted by gmarkets on 4 October, 2007

To desalinate 150 gigalitres of salt water and pump 150 million tonnes of fresh water from Wonthaggi to the Cardinia Reservoir was going to require a 300-megawatt base-load power plant, wrote Geoff Croker of Ashwood in a letter to The Age (26/9/2007, p.B4). Read the rest of this entry »

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SA based Penrice Soda’s new $500,000 desalination plant: zero waste on salty bore water with $600,000 a year running cost

Posted by gmarkets on 3 October, 2007

According to Penrice Soda chief executive Guy Roberts, a new $500,000 desalination plant using salty bore water supplied the soda-ash maker with one gigalitre of water since December – 67 per cent of its annual need or enough water for 10,000 Adelaide households for a year, reported The Advertiser, (21/08/2007, p.33).

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Desalination plant at Wonthaggi; Taxpayer’s $200m a year for the purpose of buying environmentally dirty water that it doesn’t need

Posted by gmarkets on 20 September, 2007

Some small attention has been paid to the political expediency of locating the proposed facility in a non-government electorate far from the consciousness and prying eyes of city environmentalists, reported The Age (16/8/2007, p. 10). Read the rest of this entry »

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