Mystery oil is seeping out of the grounds at the Botanical Gardens

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17 December 2018

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Mysterious oil has begun seeping from the ground at the Botanic Gardens and it has had groundskeepers shaking their heads in confusion earlier today the Cairns Regional Council posted on their FAcebook about the weird incident saying:

Our staff at the Cairns Botanic Gardens are good at identifying things that come up out of the ground…. But this one had them really stumped!

At about 8.30 this morning, staff members noticed what appeared to be crude oil oozing out of the ground near the entry to the Red Arrow. A crew was on site 10 minutes later to contain and clean up the spill.

We know that the tanks that make up the Tanks Arts Centre were originally used to store oil during World War II and there are still some pipes under the ground. The area is currently being very carefully excavated to find the source of the leak..

 

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