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Crews clean-up milk spill

02 September 2008
Investigations are continuing into a spill from an over-turned milk tanker in Tasmania's north-west on Monday. Officers from the Environment Division attended the scene on a private road near Riana, south of Penguin. "Environment Division officers were called out to investigate the spillage of milk from a tanker which rolled into a nearby creek," said Environment Protection Authority Director Warren Jones. It is estimated 20,000 litres of milk from the tanker was spilt into Adams Creek, which flows into the Blythe River. "The officers worked with the tanker crew to minimise environmental harm. There was no spillage of oil and staff remained on site for most of the afternoon to oversee the incident response," Mr Jones said. Water samples were taken and are being tested and more samples will be taken toward the end of the week.