Aussie beaches a ‘disaster zone’ after toxic spill

By David Edwards
Friday, March 13, 2009 10:32 EDT
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Dozens of popular tourist beaches on Australia’s northeast coast were on Friday declared a disaster zone, with their once-pristine sands fouled by a massive oil and chemical slick.

Queensland state’s marine safety authority said up to 100 tonnes of fuel were now believed to have spilled from the Hong Kong-flagged ship Pacific Adventurer amid cyclonic conditions early on Wednesday.

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David Edwards
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David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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