Investigation into harbour oil spill
Media advisory – oil spill
Plenty Regional Council received a complaint on its
Pollution Prevention Hotline about 7.30pm last night about
an oil spill in the Tauranga Harbour. The complainant said
there was “a visible thick oil spill” between Sanfords
and Tauranga Harbour Bridge. This complaint was
investigated within half an hour but nothing was spotted.
There was an outgoing tide and it is thought any spill may
have been dispersed by the tide.
The Regional Council
encourages anyone who spots a spill of any kind to contact
the Pollution Hotline on 0800 884 883. The Hotline is open
24 hours a day.
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