14 Feb 2020

Sort Out The Dross

From Lately, 10:20 pm on 14 February 2020

On the banks of the Mataura River in the town of Mataura in Southland, there's an old paper mill where 10-thousand tonnes of dross from Rio Tinto's Tiwai Point aluminium smelter is being stored.

Lat week the dross which is ovea premix was threatened by the rising river waters which if mized with the ovea premix would have resulted into highly toxic amonia.

The Sort Out The Dross Action Group hosted a meeting tonight and invited Rio Tinto - Karyn speaks with one of the organisers Cherie Chapman.

The flooded Mataura River rips past the former Mataura paper mill

The flooded Mataura River rips past the former Mataura paper mill Photo: ODT / Stephen Jaquiery