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possible oil spill in the Gulf of Paria

The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) and the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries (MEEI) have alerted public

health officials after reports of a possible oil spill in the Gulf of Paria in the vicinity of the San Fernando Wharf.

A release sent by the MEEI stated that a report of a possible oil spill was accompanied by photos sent by a resident in the area.

The release went on to state that the EMA conducted a site visit on Tuesday evening however the substance shown in the photos was not present.

 

It further stated that yesterday the Authority and the MEEI conducted extensive onshore surveillance of the area however there were

no sightings of an oily substance therefore the source of the spill could not be identified.

In light of recent activities in the Gulf of Paria the EMA sought to alert public health officials as they continue to conduct

investigations.

 

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