1998: Gunnedah (NSW) enveloped by cloud of Curacron. (Profenofos)

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Sydney, 21 June 1999
REPORT OF PROCEEDINGS BEFORE STANDING COMMITTEE ON STATE DEVELOPMENT INQUIRY INTO THE USE AND MANAGEMENT OF PESTICIDES IN NEW SOUTH WALES
At Sydney on Monday 21 June 1999
p3 The last spray season was a disaster; cattle from New South Wales were contaminated with endosulfan, which threatened exports and led to the national registration authority
introducing tough new controls on all cotton industries.
The town of Gunnedah was enveloped in a cloud of curacon, a cotton chemical. Community claims of illness were dismissed as psychosomatic.

… A plane crashed and spilled its load in Gunnedah.

http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/committee.nsf/0/959661deae00f40aca256cf500149c9b/$FILE/transcript%20001.pdf