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RENA Avoid oil smell near beaches 43

Wednesday, 12 October 2011 2:15 p.m.

The following advice has been issued from Neil de Wet, Medical Officer of Health, Toi Te Ora - Public Health Service.

"The oil spillage on the beaches combined with the current weather conditions has produced in some areas a noticeable smell in the areas of the beaches. This smell is likely to diminish over a period of one or two hours from the time the oil has reached the beach. Some people in the vicinity may experience some physical discomfort so it is advised they should shut windows or avoid the immediate vicinity of the of the beaches and avoid all immediate or secondary contact with the oil spillage.If anyone experiences any discomfort they should move away to an area of fresh air."