Update from Judge about ouvea pre-mix removal
Minute released by Alternate Environment Judge Newhook
Judge’s minute about Environmental Defence Society's court proceedings concerning ouvea premix removal at Mataura
10 December 2020
 After a period of intense activity and an enormous amount of work by the parties, which is being reviewed every few days by the Court, I can again report on progress.
 The problems encountered in recent weeks are complex but not, in my current assessment, intractable.
 I am therefore hopeful for commencement soon of accelerated removal of ouvea pre-mix from Mataura for placing in containers suitable for safe and secure storage of the product pending its disposal overseas.
 As will be apparent, this will obviously not be concluded by Christmas as previously hoped.