On 1 News at Six last night, there was a report about sediment pollution in the Okura Marine Reserve from the Weiti Development.
Peter Townend, on behalf of Keep Okura Green told the reporter:
What we are getting on most rain days now is this being polluted by loads and loads of sediment.
It’s like a teaspoon at a time, doesn’t look like it’s a problem. Until it mounts up to a six-wheeler truck!
Evan Williams, Weiti Development Chief Executive responds:
We are not, on any basis adding to the sediment discharges in that estuary. At all.
When you get the kind of rain we’ve had, [discharges are] almost impossible to avoid. But in terms of actual, sustainable, long-term damage, no.
If I thought we were damaging this environment I wouldn’t be doing it.