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Coast Guard rush to contain oil spill

Coast Guard rush to contain oil spill`

[January 22  2018]

The Oil Spill Response Management Team of the Sri Lanka Coast Guard (SLCG) was rushed to contain an oil spill in Kolonnawa recently (16th January). According to Coast Guard media, the team was sent to contain a furnace oil spillage in Kolonnawa in response to a request from the Ceylon Petroleum Storage Terminal Limited (CPSTL).

The SLCG Oil Spill Response Management Team which specializes in such pollution control operations took up the challenging task, assisted by clean-up teams employed by the Ceylon Petroleum Storage Terminals Limited (CPSTL), together with the Marine Environmental Protection Authority (MEPA). By Thursday (18th) they had managed to clear 145,000 k liters of furnace oil.

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