Fluoridation intro should be public
COFFS Harbour's citizens may not have wanted fluoridation, but they will at least be informed before they have to swallow it.
Last Wednesday Coffs Coast environmental campaigner and anti-fluoride activist Wayne Evans was arrested by Coffs Harbour police after he staged a sit-in at the Coffs Harbour office of the Department of Premier and Cabinet to highlight his opposition to the impending fluoridation of the Coffs Harbour water supply as compulsory mass medication in unregulated doses.
Police said Mr Evans was charged with the offence of preventing the free passage of persons.
Construction is almost complete on the new $60 million council water-treatment plant at Karangi and at last week's Coffs Harbour City Council meeting, Cr Rodney Degens said his main concern was that fluoride was going into the water unnoticed.
He wanted the move well and loudly publicised so that people could take action as they saw fit.
Director of City Services Jason Gordon said as part of the process of adding fluoride to the water, they had to notify every potential user, so a notice would be sent to every single household involved.