Check out the exclusive story coal-ash waste and heavy metal contamination, put together by reporter Ben Millington for ABC evening news >

Futher reports emerged from the story which aired Sunday 10th March. 

Coal ash has become one of Australia's biggest waste problems — and a solution is being ignored, ABC Newcastle

Crabs in Lake Macquarie contaminated with 'unhealthy' levels of cadmiumABC Newcastle

Dangerous levels of cadmium in Lake Macquarie marine lifeABC AM

An internal government agency report raises serious concerns about the health of Lake MacquarieNewcastle Herald