Vox pop for Western Focus
Should the residents of Big Bridge, Westmoreland, especially the fisherfolk, be compensated for
their loss of income on account of the dunder pollution, which has rendered the Cabarita River all but useless?
Yes. They should be compensated because fishing is their job ... . It is what they live on. The pollution is a very bad thing for everybody, but these (the fisherfolk) are the people who should be properly compensated.
George's Plain resident
I am a former Frome [Sugar Estate] employee and I am aware of the situation. Dumping dunder in
the river is wicked, and yes, the people should be compensated for their financial losses. ... Some of them are struggling now to provide for their family ... . They should get something.
Big Bridge resident
Of course, they should get something because not only are they losing money, but their health is at risk because of what they have to inhale.It is a huge loss as far as income is concerned.
Frome sugar factory is the culprit here. They not only need to talk to us, but they need to do something about the current situation. It is very bad for health and our financial losses need to be addressed.