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Slick photos from a spill site

Last issue, we ran a powerful photo from the site of an oil spill in New Zealand. Here are some additional photos of the disaster.

Last issue, we ran a powerful photo from the site of an oil spill in New Zealand. Here are some additional photos of the disaster.


 


 


Tauranga resident, Chris Munro, examines some of the native birdlife killed by an oil spill on October 12, 2011. (Photo: Andrew Gorrie/Fairfax Media/Getty Images)


 


Soldiers clean up the oil spill on Papamoa Beach in Tauranga. More than 480 tonnes has spilled from the Rena cargo ship. (Photo: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)


 


Oil covers a section of Papamoa Beach. The Rena cargo ship ran aground the Astrolab Reef, about 20km from Tauranga, NZ. (Photo: Greenpeace)


 


Oil accumulates on Papamoa Beach in Tauranga. The Rena cargo ship held 870 tonnes, most of which has already spilled. (Photo: Gregory Novak/Greenpeace)


 


Oil on Papamoa Beach. Tourism New Zealand faces fears the island’s green image is tarnished in the wake of the spill. (Photo: Simon Grant/Greenpeace)