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Methyl bromide warning

Methyl bromide warning
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New Zealand

A fumigation company has been served with abatement notices over its use of methyl bromide as a fumigant at the Port of Tauranga.

Stuff reports the Bay of Plenty Regional Council investigated after an incident in March in which four stevedores were admitted to hospital with a variety of symptoms. They were working 100m away from where log stacks were being fumigated.

While their symptoms could not be conclusively attributed to methyl bromide exposure, the Council's investigation uncovered compliance issues regarding the company's use of air monitoring equipment, fumigation too close to boundaries, and delays in reporting complaints about its activities.



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Bay of Plenty Regional Council
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