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Oil-covered debris found along top of East Cape

19 Oct 2011

Oil-covered debris found along top of East Cape

Gisborne District Council - Response to Rena, Release No.3  

Clean up will start this morning along the top of East Cape to pick up blocks of polystyrene contaminated with oil. The polystyrene has come from shipping containers.CDEM logo

There is also part of a container beached at Lottin Point.

Currently debris has been found at Lottin Pont and stretching from the mouth of the Awatere River Mouth right out to the end of East Cape.

The Civil Defence HQ at Te Araroa will be open from 10am this morning to provide a coordination/communication centre and anyone wishing to help should report there. The clean up will start this morning at the Horoera Marae.

The NZ Army and a specialist oil team have been dispatched from Tauranga and should be on site around 10am this morning.

For further information contact Richard Steele 0274460450.