26 Jan 2022

New Plymouth agri-chemical site 'ticking time bomb' - mayor

From Morning Report, 8:22 am on 26 January 2022

The government is being called on to step in to force a multi-national agri-chemical business to clean up its New Plymouth production site which the local mayor has described as a "ticking time bomb".

Neil Holdom in concerned Corteva Agrisciences - previously the agricultural arm of DowDupoint - could walk away from the Paritutu plant leaving ratepayers with a remediation bill in the tens of millions of dollars.

Taranaki Whanganui reporter Robin Martin has more.