Oil spill in Brisbane River, Australia
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Birdlife affected by oil spill in Australia

Maritime officials in Queensland, Australia, are trying to clean up an oil spill in the Brisbane River which is threatening local birdlife.

About five tonnes of fuel oil leaked into the river while a Korean ship was being refuelled.

An investigation into the cause of the spill has been launched.

Simon Fraser reports.

  • 24 Jan 2012
  • From the section Asia
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