Taranaki oil spill exposes southern oceans risk: Greens

In fact it would be prefect if it wasn’t for those Greenies pointing out obvious risks. 

Greens Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons says a Taranaki oil spill should ring alarm bells in Government about the potential risks and costs of mooted oil exploration in the Great South Basin.

Work on cleaning up tar balls discovered on Tuesday on the Taranaki shore near Okato beach is continuing.

Taranaki Regional Council director of resource management Fred McLay said 10 workers had been working for two days to clean up the affected area.

Six cubic metres of oil contaminated sand had been collected and would be disposed of at a landfill, Mr McLay said.

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