25 Feb 2020

Ammonia leak kills hundreds of fish, eels in Tangahoe River

From Checkpoint, 6:19 pm on 25 February 2020

A South Taranaki iwi is demanding answers after an ammonia leak at a South Taranaki meat processor killed more than a thousand fish and eels.

The leak at Silver Fern Farms' Hawera plant last week is now being described as a significant environmental incident that has contaminated several kilometres of the Tawhiti Stream which flows into the lower Tangahoe River.

RNZ Taranaki Whanganui reporter Robin Martin has more.