DENR to issue violation to vessel over waste water | Inquirer News

DENR to issue violation to vessel over waste water

/ 05:08 AM May 01, 2021

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will serve a notice of violation against the owner of the MV Sarangani, a vessel that was tagged as the source of waste water in Manila Bay. Jonas Leones, undersecretary for DENR, said on Thursday that the waste water from the vessel was above the acceptable level set by the agency. Water samples taken from the area showed effluent fecal coliform count of 1,700 most probable number per 100 milliliters (MPN/100 mL), significantly higher than the standard 200 MPN/100 ml. The ambient fecal coliform likewise showed a high reading at 2,400 MPN/100 ml. The standard level is 100 MPN/100 mL. The test also showed that oil and grease traced from the vessel was 19 milligrams per liter, exceeding the standard 5 mg/L. —Nikka G. Valenzuela



Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: DENR, Manila Bay, Vessel, waste water
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

News that matters

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

© Copyright 1997-2022 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.