Possible coal, oil spill in Antique to be checked
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A team from the Environmental Management Bureau in Western Visayas ( EMB- 6), which is under the regional office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-6) has been sent to Antique to check on any environmental hazard that might have resulted from a cargo barge spilling coal into seawater there, after it ran aground in the town of Tobias Fornier. EMB- 6 Regional Director, Jonathan Bulos said the team was sent to Barangay Balud, Tobias Fornier, yesterday. He said DENR-6 Regional Director Jim Sampulna ordered the team to conduct water sampling to verify if seawater in the coastal village of Balud has been contaminated with coal.
Yap, T. (2015, January 7). Possible coal, oil spill in Antique to be checked. Manila Bulletin, p. 8.
Coal; Oil spills; Hazards; Water sampling; Marine accidents; Hazard assessment; Tropical depressions; Merchant ships; Marine transportation; Philippine Coast Guard; Environmental Management Bureau (EMB)- Region VI; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)-Region VI; Maritime Security and Law Enforcement Command; Bulos, Jonathan; Sampulna, Jim; Ybañez, Athelo
- Manila Bulletin