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Third time’s not really lucky

30 Nov 2010

On Sunday, November 14 Victoria Harbour suffered its third oil slick in less than 12 months, but authorities say there is nothing to be concerned about.

A Department of Transport spokeperson said the marine pollution team at the Department of Transport were called to inspect a possible pollution incident at Victoria Harbour.

“An investigation by the marine pollution team determined that debris and other waste from roads and gutters had gathered in the harbour as a result of recent heavy rain, which is a common occurrence in such weather conditions,” the spokesperson said.

The spokesperson said that, as a result of the investigation, a small amount of aged diesel fuel was discovered, mixed in with the other waste.

“The marine pollution team took appropriate action to clean up the pollution. The investigation and clean-up took less than two hours,” the spokesperson said.

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