14 January 2013
Oil spill in Timaru
of the Environment Canterbury oil response team are
currently on the scene of an oil spill in Timaru Port. The
spill was discovered about midday and is believed to be
light fuel oil.
“At this stage we are focusing on
containment and cleaning up the oil,” says Environment
Canterbury Regional Harbourmaster Jim Dilley. “Once that
is done, we will then launch an investigation, but right now
our priority is to lessen the impact on the environment as
much as possible.”
Unconfirmed reports suggest the
amount of oil leaked is 40 to 50 litres.
have a lot of exact detail right now and at the moment we
won’t be naming the boat.”
When more information is to
hand an update will be released to
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