Basamuk spillage

Govt sanctions Basamuk probe

Environment, Conservation and Climate Change Minister Wera Mori said the objective now is to obtain all necessary information and data for a well-informed decision to be made regarding the spill.

Minister refutes claims of pollution

Minister Geoffrey Kama said the death of marine species in the Astrolabe Bay is an isolated incident, and there is no casual link between the dead fish elsewhere and the slurry spill at Basamuk Bay.

Minister Kama told Parliament that the Conservation and Environment Protection Authority’s (CEPA) investigation has confirmed that 200,000 liters of raw slurry had actually overflowed from one of the company’s surge tanks within the Basamuk Plant site.

The slurry spill discoloured the sea.