'Significant' oil spill at Port of Timaru

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There's been what officials are describing as a significant oil spill at the Port of Timaru.

A specialist clean up is underway after the spill yesterday morning from a deep sea fishing vessel.

The exact amount of oil released is not yet known, but it has been contained.

A shoreline assessment is being conducted in the harbour to assess the impact on the shoreline.

Specialist absorbent material from Christchurch has also been shipped to Timaru.

- Newstalk ZB

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