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Dec 1

December 1, 1992

Port Bonython & Santos refinery 2011 Dan Monceaux

State Government enquiry into Port Bonython oil spill

The SA Government is conducting an enquiry into the Port Bonython oil spill and related matters. It is being held by the Environment, Resources and Development Committee. The enquiry will investigate the cause of the spill and the response to it, the potential for future spills in SA waters and plans to minimise similar tragedies occurring again. Submissions closed on... Read more

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Dec 1

December 1, 1992

Port Bonython & Santos refinery 2011 Dan Monceaux

Vic Neverauskas’ talk about the Port Bonython oil spill

Vic Neverauskas from the Department of Fisheries was our guest speaker at our November General Meeting. Vic is the Scientific & Development Co-ordinator for Fisheries. His topic was the impact and monitoring of the Spencer Gulf oil spill. He told us how the spill occurred and how it reached the Port Pirie mangroves. He told us that the oil spill... Read more

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Dec 1

December 1, 1992

Port Bonython & Santos refinery 2011 Dan Monceaux

The occurrence of chemical and oil spills in Upper Spencer Gulf in 1992

The waters of upper Spencer Gulf were subjected to two major spills during 1992. Marine life in the area was threatened as a result of both spills. The first spill occurred on the 7th of July 1992 when about 350 kilograms of chlorine leaked from a pipe at the Thomas Playford power station. This chemical spill killed fish in the... Read more

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