AUTHORITIES have officially declared the Port of Portland safe, more than a week after a potentially dangerous chemical spill.
Nanjing Night Net

More than 2400 tonnes of super-heated liquid pitch were pumped from a leaking tank owned by Koppers Australia and returned to Newcastle.

About 600 tonnes of pitch spilled from the tank, sparking the emergency and leading to the shut-down of the port and a lockdown of nearby residents and businesses.

The Port of Portland has now been reopened, as have all roads and boat ramps in the vicinity.

While no one was injured or reported any ill effects from the leak, the CFA will continue to monitor air quality around Portland.

The clean-up will also continue, with the solidified pitch to be cleared from the site.

The CFA has handed control of the site back to the port authorities.

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