About 1500 litres of aviation fuel leaked into Lyttelton
Harbour after a storage tank was damaged by a landslip during
the storm that hit the area earlier this week.
The immediate priority was stopping more fuel going into the
harbour, Environment Canterbury said today.
A boom had been deployed in the harbour and stormwater outlet
to try to collect the fuel.
Assessments of the water by Environment Canterbury marine
response staff yesterday found small amounts of fuel were
seen in several locations - but it was very thin and appeared
to be dispersing naturally.
Further monitoring would be undertaken today, Environment