MESSAGE FROM TAURANGA ENVIRONMENT CENTRE re: Oil Spill

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MESSAGE FROM TAURANGA ENVIRONMENT CENTRE re: Oil Spill

Many of you have no doubt received information from elsewhere about the spill. We (Tauranga Environment Centre) have received a number of inquiries about it, so here are the latest updates:
* Please call (0800) OIL SPILL = (0800) 645 774 if you wish to help with the cleanup. Alternatively, email Maritime NZ at iccrena@gmail.com with your details. They will contact you to let you know how you can help.
* Officials are talking about the cleanup taking months, so it'll be a big effort.
* Please report any oil-covered birds or other wildlife by calling (0800) 333 771. If you have time after calling, try to stay with the animals until they get collected.
* Do not touch or try to clean up oil or animals yourself unless you have received relevant training, as the combination of oil and the dispersant makes for a very toxic sludge.
* Frustration and questions about the cleanup have been expressed, both in the media and privately. Action by concerned locals has led officials to set up a briefing tomorrow night at 7pm. In attendance will be Maritime NZ, local MP Simon Bridges, local mayors, and the chairman of BOP Regional Council. We encourage you to attend this official briefing if you'd like more information.
Date: Tuesday 11 October 2011
Time: 7pm
Venue: Graham Young Youth Centre, Tauranga Boys' College, Cameron Road, Tauranga

Regards
Glen
Tauranga Environment Centre
07 578 6664
tgaec@xtra.co.nz



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