Saturday 17th Nov, 2018

EPA investigates Harbour leak

A LEAK of heavy marine fuel oil into Sydney Harbour from the Viva Energy terminal is being investigated by the New South Wales Environment Protection Authority (EPA).

According to an EPA statement, they were alerted to a leak at Gore Bay, Greenwich.

“A majority of the spill was contained but the EPA understands that 150 litres reached the harbour,” the Authority reported.

“The amount will be quantified as part of the EPA’s investigation.”

A clean-up operation was said to have begun immediately and included installing booms, skimming the water and steam cleaning rocks and foreshore.

“The EPA is now investigating the circumstances of the spill, whether environmental impacts have occurred and considering if any regulatory action is required,” the Authority reported.

Anyone requiring further information can call the EPA 24-hour Environment Line 131 555.



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