11 Jul 2013

PGG Wrightson fined after chemical spill

12:28 pm on 11 July 2013

PGG Wrightson has been fined more than $30,000 after a chemical spill in a water-way killed hundreds of eels in May.

Environment Canterbury says more than 200 short-fin eels and four fish were found dead afterwards.

The Environment Court said as there has not been any long-last effects on aquatic life since the incident, thanks to the clean up undertaken by PGG Wrightson.

The chemical was found to have been incorrectly stored in an area close to a storm water drain.