12 Jul 2019

Tonnes of 1080 dumped in Marton landfill

From Morning Report, 8:10 am on 12 July 2019

Sixteen tonnes of 1080 has been trucked more than halfway up the country and dumped in a landfill in the small Rangitikei town of Marton.

The 1080 bait was water-damaged during recent flooding on the West Coast and taken to the Bonny Glen Landfill.

Anti-1080 groups are worried it could leach into surrounding land, but its disposal complies with environmental regulations.

RNZ's Charlotte Cook reports.