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A recent report has revealed that the Gold Coast City Council’s dependence on a neighboring council to detect sewage leaks contributed to the worst spill in Queensland’s history. The incident, which occurred in the Albert River near Yatala between January and April, resulted in a spill equivalent to 180 Olympic swimming pools.

The Department of Environment is currently investigating the spill, with findings expected later this year. According to a report by AECOM Australia, the delay in detecting the leak was due to the Gold Coast City Council’s reliance on the neighboring council and the higher river flows during that period.

In response to the report, the Gold Coast City Council has accepted responsibility for the spill and is working on implementing the recommended improvements to better monitor and manage its sewage systems.

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Article Title: Albert River sewage spill was worst in Queensland’s history. Here’s why
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