Friday, March 12, 2010

From the vault - f-oiled again

7.00 News, 12 March 2009
Summary published: Thursday 02, April 2009
Complaint:  A viewer questioned the accuracy of a report on an oil spill in south eastern Queensland.
Audience and Consumer Affairs response:  The ABC agreed that the introduction to the report inaccurately referred to “millions of litres” of oil. 
(It was about 200 tonnes)

AM 26 January 2006
The Complaint
A listener complained that a report about an oil spill near Gladstone, on Queensland’s coast,
reported that 25,000 tonnes of heavy fuel was spilt, when it was in fact 25,000 litres.
The Response
The ABC agreed that the report was incorrect. The online transcript was amended.
(25,000t of heavy fuel would equate to about  26.3 million litres, assuming density of about 0.95kg/l)

"From the Vault" - digging up past corrections and clarifications from the ABC archives.

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