10,000 tonnes of toxic Tiwai smelter waste must go - campaignerby RNZ
At least 24,000 tonnes of partially-processed smelter waste has been stockpiled in Mataura and Invercargill since the processing company Taha International went into liquidation 18 months ago.
The waste was partially processed into a product called Ouvea Premix, but was never finished into fertiliser as Taha had promised.
It was time for the company liquidator to admit defeat and hand the material back to the smelter and Government to resolve, Bluff campaigner Cherie Chapman said.
Ms Chapman raised the issue as part of her unsuccessful campaign for Labour in the Clutha-Southland electorate in this year's general election.
She has organised a public meeting in Invercargill on 4 December.
This article was originally published by RNZ.
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