Buller river poisoning - Report by HSNO enforcement officer
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From: Wendy Pond
Dear West Coast District Health Board and Canterbury District Health Board,
1080 poisoning of the Buller river catchment in 2019 resulted in poisoned animals washed down the Buller river and poisoned marine life washed up onto west coast beaches. Animals poisoned by 1080 operations are a public health hazard as the poison can remain active in carcasses as fluorocitrate, especially in intestines and bones.
Q1. Please provide a dated list of the visits made by HSNO Enforcement and Public Health Officers which relate to the poisoning operation. The visits may include the helicopter loading site, checking that buffer zones and public pathways were not poisoned, the river banks and mouth and coastline where poisoned carcasses were deposited, the testing laboratories, the disposal area, and any other sites connected with the conduct and effects of the poisoning operation.
Q2. Please provide copies of the reports produced by these officers.
Q3. Please provide copies of reports produced by or for the Board reviewing the 1080 poisoning operation.