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Tuesday, 23 February 1971


Senator MULVIHILL (NEW SOUTH WALES) - I ask the Minister representing the Minister for the Navy a question about the oil spillage that occurred in Chowder Bay, in Sydney Harbour, on 12th February during a naval fuelling operation. My question' is: Why are not surface booms always kept adjacent to such fuelling operations to minimise such mishaps? Furthermore, why does the Department of the Navy continue to use detergents which are dangerous to marine life? Finally, in the incident referred to, how much time elapsed before anti-pollution measures were commenced?







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