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Solomon Islands oil spill report leaked to ABC reveals economic losses of up to $50 million – ABC News

Documents leaked to the ABC estimate the economic losses caused by an oil spill near a world heritage-listed area of Solomon Islands last year could be as high…

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Documents leaked to the ABC have estimated the economic losses caused by an oil spill near a world heritage-listed area of Solomon Islands last year could be as high as $50 million.
Key points:

  • The spill caused the direct loss of more than 10,000 square metres of reef
  • The report was handed to the Government more than a year ago but its contents were not made public
  • If no efforts are made to rehabilitate the ground site, the recovery could take up to 130 years

More than 300 tonnes of heavy fuel oil…

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