Mersey River oil spill site control handed back to TasPorts

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The EPA continues to liaise with TasPorts regarding salvage operations of the sunken tugs at the Port of Devonport. 

While response measures have now wound down, monitoring of the site continues and skimming will be undertaken as and when required to proactively manage any environmental risk. 

On 15 February, the Director of the EPA in his capacity as State Marine Pollution Controller formally handed the control of the collision site back to TasPorts. 

​The EPA remains available to support TasPorts and to provide advice as required.​

Published on: 3/03/2022