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Company faces $600k fine after dumping contaminants that killed hundreds of native eels in Christchurch creek

A cold storage company has pleaded guilty to discharging contaminants that killed up to 2,000 eels in a Christchurch creek.

Polarcold Stores Limited discharged ammonia which entered waterways in April.

The dead eels, and around 30 fish, were discovered along a four kilometre stretch of the Kaputone Creek in the suburb of Belfast.

The company faces a maximum fine of $600,000. 

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Polarcold Stores Ltd discharged ammonia that entered a Christchurch waterway. Source: 1 NEWS