Friday 27 November, 2020

Heritage continues oil spill clean-up, air quality testing

The Heritage Petroleum Company Limited is continuing its clean-up efforts in response to the oil spill at the Godineau River, South Oropouche.  

The Company first received reports of the spill on Wednesday and initiated its response protocols.

In an update on Friday, Heritage said it is committed to minimising the impact of the spill.

According to the release, many of the people supporting the clean-up efforts live in the area with several fishermen utilising their boats in the process.

Ambient air quality testing is ongoing as well as pipeline assessment and repairs along the 16” line.

The release added that the relevant authorities are being regularly updated to ensure all operations are conducted in a safe, efficient, and timely manner.

Furthermore, Heritage Petroleum once again reminded the public to avoid the affected area from La Fortune Pluck Road to the river’s mouth at Mosquito Creek since this may put them at unnecessary risk and hamper the clean-up activities. 

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