Tasmania declines drug wastewater tests
Tasmania’s sewerage and water provider has been criticised for opting out of national wastewater drug testing.
The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) says the state’s wastewater operator TasWater “declined to participate” in its most recent national study.
“This is disappointing as it limits our understanding of trends and emerging issues,” ACIC chief executive Chris Dawson said in a statement.
“(ACIC) will continue to engage with all jurisdictions to secure ongoing participation in sampling for future reports, as data from all states and territories is vital.”
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