Navigation for Insight

Patea meatworks after the February fire that released asbestos in to the atomosphereIn February the derelict meatworks at Patea in Taranaki (pictured) went up in flames, releasing asbestos in to the atmosphere.

How many other Pateas are there in New Zealand - places where historical operations have contaminated or could contaminate the air, soil or waterways around them?

And is enough being done to clean them up?

Penny MacKay investigates.