More fears of CSG link to health woes

A Western Downs community group in southern Queensland says more families are now reporting health problems they believe are caused by nearby coal seam gas (CSG) fields.

Debbie Orr from the Gasfields Community Support Group says about 26 families in the rural residential estates near Tara are complaining of headaches, rashes and nose bleeds.

She says the State Government has promised to investigate the matter but progress seems to have stalled.

"We live in a gasfield so there are concerns that is what is causing this," she said.

"Nobody seems sure, so we want it investigated and nobody's prepared to do that." "It's taken so long now and they're still collecting data." Queensland Health says it is analysing a study that has been done by CSG operator QGC.

It says it has regularly held health clinics and it is also investigating two cases of people complaining of rashes.

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