Wednesday, 4 July 2007

ODT - Beach Emergency declared

Had work for most of the day, managed to get to St Clair to see the progress at about 4 this avo.
Had a chat with a nice DCC guy, who explained to me that one of the very real concerns with the erosion of the sand dunes at Middles, was the danger of the exposure of the old rubbish dump material.. and the potentially toxic spew that would litter the beach and sea. The area under Kettle park and towards Moana Rua Road was the site of an old rubbish dump where everything and anything was dumped there including carcasses. At work today a conversation with a resident in the area in the 1940's explained to me when the very large rubbish dump was being filled in, the rats had nowhere to go but to invade the surrounding houses.

Above: A truck refeulls from a truck at the surf lifesaving ramp



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