NZAS, govt to split $1m Mataura clean-up cost

NZAS, govt to split $1m Mataura clean-up cost
Staff reporters
New Zealand Aluminium Smelters and the Ministry for the Environment are splitting the $1 million cost of removing toxic smelter waste from Mataura’s former paper mill.Removal of the material — known as Ouvea premix — has begun and is expected to take between eight and 12 weeks. It will be stored at the Tiwai Point smelter where it will be processed by contractor Inalco before being shipped to an industrial end-user overseas.“It’s disappointing more public money needs to be spent on the remediation, but it reflects...

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