High Court of Australia held by 5:2 that Rylands v Fletcher rule no longer existed in the Australian jurisdiction but had been incorporated into the tort of negligence.
Thus, in introducing dangerous substances or carrying on dangerous actives on their premises, people would owe duty of care.
[Exercise of reasonable care irrelevant under English law provided damage foreseeable.]
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