Clean up of Bunker Spill from Sydney Harbour Terminal "Advancing"

Wednesday January 4, 2017

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Wednesday said the clean up of a bunker fuel leak from the Viva Energy oil terminal into Sydney Harbour at Gore Bay, Greenwich is "advancing," with oil in harbour now noted to be contained.

EPA says it was alerted on December 30 of a leak of HFO from the Viva Energy oil terminal.

"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," explained the organisation.

EPA says clean up operations, including the installation of booms, water skimming, and shore cleaning, began immediately following reports of the leak.

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