Nyrstar’s funding lifeline doesn’t help State Government’s $300 million problem

The chief of Belgian-based metals company Nyrstar stops short of guaranteeing it will repay the entirety of an almost $300-million guarantee to the South Australian Government, only confirming it was the company's "intention".

Lead levels prompt bubbler shut-off, but the bigger concern is closer to home

Brass fittings and taps found to cause elevated levels of lead in drinking water continue to be installed in homes, businesses and schools, experts say.

Two months in town and this toddler has too much lead in her blood

Amita doesn't know what else she can do to protect her 17-month-old daughter after a study finds she's just one of hundreds of Mount Isa children under the age of five with concerning lead levels. While the mine continues to reduce its emissions, critics and a senior minister say more needs to be done.