Council investigating groundwater contamination

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Bay of Plenty Regional Council is investigating reports chemical compounds have been recorded in groundwater near Taiaho Place in the Mount Maunganui Industrial Area.

Regional council was made aware of this following receipt of a consent application where poly-fluoroalkyl substances was identified as part of the supporting contaminated land assessment, says a statement from BOPRC.

Further sampling is now being undertaken to establish the extent of the contamination and whether or not it has impacted the surrounding environment, says the statement.

Tauranga City Council has confirmed there is no risk to the Mount Maunganui drinking water supply and is also supporting this investigation so it can be completed as quickly as possible.

Regional council expects it will take four weeks to get initial investigation results and will continue to work closely with Whareroa community and keep residents informed of progress.

General manager of regulatory services Sarah Omundsen says this is part of a complex situation within the Mount Maunganui Industrial Area which has been decades in the making.

Regional council is acting quickly to gain a full picture while seeking advice from Toi Te Ora Public Health, working with Tauranga City Council and keeping the Whareroa community up to date, says the statement.

Poly-fluoroalkyl substances are a large group of manufactured compounds that have industrial and consumer applications, being resistant to heat, water, and oil.

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1 Comment

Bottle it

Posted on 12-04-2021 16:58 | By Slim Shady

We put glyphosate in honey and sell it to the Chinese so get it bottled and sold.

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