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Environment Protection Authority

Viva Energy Gore Bay oil terminal leak

Media release: 4 January 2017

On 30 December 2016, the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) became aware of a leak of heavy marine fuel oil from the Viva Energy oil terminal into Sydney Harbour at Gore Bay, Greenwich.

 A majority of the spill was contained but the EPA understands that 150 litres reached the harbour. The amount will be quantified as part of the EPA’s investigation.

A clean-up operation commenced immediately and included installing booms, skimming the water and steam cleaning the foreshore and rocks.

The EPA is now investigating the circumstances of the spill, whether environmental impacts have occurred and considering if any regulatory action is required.

Anyone in the local community who has questions about the incident can call the EPA’s 24-hour Environment Line 131 555.

Contact: EPA Public Affairs

Page last updated: 04 January 2017