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Hunter prawn fishermen wait on Williamtown RAAF Senate inquiry on contamination

HUNTER prawn fishermen have been left on the breadline a few weeks from Christmas as a Senate inquiry into the Williamtown RAAF base contamination scandal kicks into gear. More than 20 affected prawn fishermen have been offered charity handouts for groceries and other essentials after voluntarily shutting down the local trawling industry indefinitely for fear of contamination. Latest Department of Primary Industries testing of locally caught prawns found “elevated” levels of PFOS. Prawn fisherman Kevin Radnidge said he had seen colleagues break down over the past few days as the ­reality of the situation set in. Read the article here 10:20