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Nurdle collecting

Nurdle response - a community update

News Article Date: 
Monday, 4 December 2017

Over recent weeks thousands of small plastic pellets have washed up on Warrnambool and Port Fairy beaches.

The plastic pellets are known as nurdles and are used in the manufacture of larger plastic goods.

The nurdle spill has been designated a Class 2 emergency under the Emergency Management Act.

To help address the problem the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has been tasked with setting up and running an Incident Control Centre in Warrnambool. 

A joint incident management team comprising representatives of DELWP, the Environment Protection Authority, Wannon Water, Vic Emergency, Moyne Shire and Warrnambool City Council has been established.

The team is issuing regular updates which can be accessed via the links to the right.


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