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Oil leak contained in Zambales shoreline, DENR exec says

12:47 PM May 17, 2019

BOTOLAN, Zambales — Local environment officials assured the public that the oil dispersed by a foreign dredging vessel in a portion of the shoreline here was immediately contained.

Clean-up operations ended on Wednesday after the oil leak was contained at Barangay Bangan here, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Raymond Rivera said.

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Rivera said the leak was discovered on May 8 from a dredger registered in the Republic of Tanzania.

“The leak was near the Bucao River where dredging activities were being planned,” said Rivera, noting that it was of “small amount.”

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On Thursday, personnel of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the Philippine Coast Guard and other concerned agencies inspected the vessel. Joanna Rose Aglibot 

(EditorLeti Z. Boniol)

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