Diesel spill reported in Pambula Lake

The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) and Department of Primary Industries (DPI) are investigating a diesel spill in Pambula Lake. 

Authorities and oyster farmers are tending to the spill. The number of oyster leases affected is yet to be determined as water testing and investigations are currently underway.

Eden Fire and Rescue were first to respond to the spill which occurred yesterday, October 9. 

“We received the call at around 5pm, but the spill could have happened up to two hours earlier,” Fire and Rescue duty commander Alan Gerrard said.

“We then worked on the water cleaning it up until it was too dark to carry on further.”

The spill was estimated to have spread 10 hectares, including the vicinity where oyster leases are situated at Broadwater.

It is believed the substance is diesel, the EPA and DPI are yet to determine the cause of the spill and whether oysters are affected.

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Affected area of Pambula Lake.

Affected area of Pambula Lake.