Twenty-four water samples were taken on both public and private water supplies within 12 and 24 hours of the aerial 1080 predator control operation on Mt Taranaki and Pouakai Range. This operation was completed the last week of June.
Of the 24 sampled sites NO detectable traces of 1080 were found. Laboratory analysis can detect 1080 in water at concentrations as low as 0.1 parts per billion (ppb) and the maximum amount of 1080 residue allowed in drinking water by the Ministry of Health’s is 2.0 ppb. This has never been breached.
This testing was conducted by an experienced independent contractor.
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