New Zealand Oil Spill Disaster

The beaches of New Zealand’s east coast were covered in oil after a ship carrying about half a million gallons of fuel collided with a reef this past week. The ship hit the Astrolabe Reef, only 14 miles from Tauranga Harbor, and oil has been washing up on a 3-mile stretch of land ever since the collision. Crews of a local wildlife rehabilitation facility are working hard to get birds and other wildlife cleaned up.

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