BoP faces ecological disaster

BoP faces ecological disaster

There are 5 comments on the Waikato Times story from Oct 7, 2011, titled BoP faces ecological disaster. In it, Waikato Times reports that:

IMPACT FEARS: Graeme Butler, who owns Butlers Swim With Dolphins, is concerned about the environmental impact of the oil spill.

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Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#1 Oct 7, 2011
Having become accustomed to New Zealand's responses in the past to disasters I think the only question left to ask will be um did ALL the oil leak out? None left? Every drop? OK that's standard.

Since: Nov 08

Auckland

#2 Oct 7, 2011
17 million litres of oil is a fair bit, for sure. But we need to keep some perspective...in the Gulf spill, there were estimates that as much as 12 million litres PER DAY was being leaked.

The way some media commentators are raving on, you'd think this was the worst spill in world history. So typical for New Zealand. Next we'll have Maori out there doing a haka. It seems we're always trying to elevate NZ's importance...
beatlesinthebog

New Zealand

#3 Oct 7, 2011
Gutsfull wrote:
17 million litres of oil is a fair bit, for sure. But we need to keep some perspective...in the Gulf spill, there were estimates that as much as 12 million litres PER DAY was being leaked.
The way some media commentators are raving on, you'd think this was the worst spill in world history. So typical for New Zealand. Next we'll have Maori out there doing a haka. It seems we're always trying to elevate NZ's importance...
So true....since the days of David Flange and co. What a lot don't realize is that to the rest of the world we're basically that fly buzzing round the horses arse...bit of a nuisance,but one flick could cure it.
Dave

Rotorua, New Zealand

#4 Oct 8, 2011
Might want to consider that its sitting on one of the best fishing spots around Tauranga and 4.6km away from Motiti Island which has cray fish and scollop beds scattered along its coastline.
The Cray fish industry will be destroyed as will recreational diving, fo Cray fish and scollops, not to mention what will happen to the rest of the fishing spots in this area, tasty oily fish cheers cant wait.

Since: Nov 08

Auckland

#5 Oct 8, 2011
Dave wrote:
Might want to consider that its sitting on one of the best fishing spots around Tauranga and 4.6km away from Motiti Island which has cray fish and scollop beds scattered along its coastline.
The Cray fish industry will be destroyed as will recreational diving, fo Cray fish and scollops, not to mention what will happen to the rest of the fishing spots in this area, tasty oily fish cheers cant wait.
I think you might be overestimating things just a tad Dave.

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