"The disposal will happen today in a safe environment away from the museum."
But there is still uncertainty around other clean-up work set to cost more than $200 million.
The Project went along to see what it takes to be top dog in 2021.
In March three wild oysters were found to be infected with Bonamia ostreae.
The smelter is due to close in just over three years at a cost of 1000 jobs.
Business head Ivan Vella met with iwi at Bluff yesterday.
"It won't fetch them a lot."
The smelter consumes about 13 percent of the country's power.
They've saved around 400 apple varieties so far.