Company’s model shows a spill from its proposed well could have a much more devastating effect on coasts and marine life than previously thought

An uncontrolled oil spill from BP’s planned wells in the Great Australian Bight could affect the coastline as far away as New South Wales, according to previously secret oil-spill modelling uploaded to the company’s website this week.

Frustrated by a lack of published modelling, the Wilderness Society previously commissioned its own modelling, which suggested a spill would have a major impact on most of the southern coast of Australia and Tasmania.

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Source: Guardian Environment