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Year Book : Year Book 2010
BLACK OUTSES volunteers were knocking on the doors of beachside homes lastnight, urging residents to stay awayfrom oil-scarred beaches as the full extent of the region's worstenvironmental disaster became clear. Authorities said up to 100 tonnes of oil may have leaked from the Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship Pacific Adventurer when it wasbattered by cyclonic seas. The worst-hit section on the Coast, which has been declared a disaster area, wasa10km stretch SATURDAY MARCH 14, 2009 PRICE $2 STILL DARK: Oily muck still thick on Wa rana yesterday. PICTURE: DAVE HUNT/AAP OIL CLEAN-UP BEGINS BUT ON BEACHES IT'S A from Pt Cartwright, south to Warana, Bokarina and Wurtulla beaches. Clean-up crews were in action at Kawana, from Maroochydore to Alexandra Headland, near the Maroochy River mouth, at Mudjimba and Marcoola and on Bribie Island. Tourism authorities fear na- tional and overseas coverage of the disaster will add anew wave of pain forthem. Residents and green groups slammed the stategovernment's delayed response but the govern- ment said it had been lied to. SPECIAL EIGHT-PAGE SPILL DISASTER WRAP-AROUND “When the Pacifc Adventurer dumped up to 100 tonnes of oil off the south-east Queens- land coast last March, it created the worst man-made environmental disaster the region had seen. It also helped to create one of the biggest circulation days of 2009 for the Sunshine Coast Daily. When the extent of the disaster became clear – oily sludge was washing up and covering some of the Coast’s favourite beaches – the Daily team realised the Coast community would be seeking information on what had happened, why it had happened and what was going to happen next. With the approval of management, an eight-page wrap around was produced for the Saturday, March 14 edition, utilising the work of four reporters, two photographers and two page designers, with extra input from AAP. Story leads and information also came in from members of staff from other departments who lived near the affected coastline. Circulation for the day was just under 35,000, signifcantly up on the previous Saturday’s edition, while the Daily's website produced near-record numbers of hits as the disaster unfolded.” SUNSHINE COAST DAILY EDITOR IN CHIEF MARK FURLER WHEN THE PACIFIC ADvENTURER DUMPED UP TO 100 TONNES OF OIL OFF THE SOUTH- EAST QUEENSLAND COAST LAST MARCH, IT CREATED THE WORST MAN-MADE ENvIRONMENTAL DISASTER THE REgION HAD SEEN” “ EDITORS’ CHOICE 2009 14 MARCH Mark Furler Editor in Chief, Sunshine Coast Daily PANPA 2010 Year Book 15
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