Environmental disasters - page 6

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Rena was sent on 'deliberate' collision course

A deliberate decision was made to change the course of the container ship Rena to head it smack on to the Astrolabe Reef an hour before it grounded, a marine expert says.An internationally recognised marine risk expert has plotted the fateful final hours of the

October 14, 2011

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Rena's oil spill set to wash up on Papamoa beach, New Zealand

Residents of Papamoa Beach are bracing for environmental tragedy after officials confirmed oil from the Rena container ship was forecast to hit the beach in coming days. The ship has been stuck on the Astrolabe reef, off the Tauranga coast, since becoming grounded

October 09, 2011

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New Zealand fears most significant maritime pollution disaster in decades caused by the ship stricken off the coast of Tauranga

New Zealand said it was preparing for an environmental disaster Friday as a container ship stranded off the North Island threatened to break up and spill oil into the pristine Bay of Plenty. The 47,000 tonne container vessel "Rena", which hit a reef off the coast

October 07, 2011

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Quake-hit Japan declares nuclear emergency

Japan has declared a state of emergency at a nuclear power plant after its cooling system failed following today's massive earthquake. So far officials have said there is no leak of deadly radiation from the crippled facility in Onahama city, about 170 miles north-east

March 11, 2011