9 Aug 2018

Shell contaminates Taranaki streams with toxic foam

From Morning Report, 7:09 am on 9 August 2018

The oil company Shell has contaminated groundwater in New Plymouth using a firefighting foam banned in New Zealand 12 years ago. It only stopped using the foam containing damaging PFOS in March when it got caught up in a nationwide investigation into the contamination. Two south Taranaki streams are also polluted with the chemical and authorities are warning people not to eat the fish and eels.