Oil Slick Clean Up

Publication: PM with Mark Colvin

Author: Mark Colvin


09/16/2009 - It's been three weeks since oil began spilling into the Timor Sea after an accident at an oil rig. Now, authorities say it'll be at least another three weeks before they can plug the leak.

There are two marine parks in the area of off Western Australia's north coast. Conservationists say the slick is harming wildlife, especially birds. The company responsible for the oil rig has promised to pay for the cleanup but environmentalists say it should be fined.

Listen to Oil Slick Clean Up, which features comments by Barry Traill of the Pew Environment Group, on the PM with Mark Colvin Web site.

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