Oil spill clean-up continues

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 20:00

Clean-up work is continuing on the oil spill at Santa Flora and repair works on the affected pipeline is also expected today.

The Environmental Management Authority has issued the following update on the matter.

"The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) can report that following a Petrotrin oil spill yesterday in its Santa Flora field, work on containing the spill and collecting oil progressed overnight.

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Today, Petrotrin will continue cleaning the site and has plans to remove contaminated vegetation in the vicinity of spill.

This will then be followed by repair works on the affected pipeline.

The EMA will continue to monitor this activity until the completion of the repairs."

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