Barge owner pressed to pay for oil spill
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AC Energy Corp., owner of the power barge that discharged bunker oil into this city’s waters following an explosion Friday last week, is being pressed to compensate those adversely affected. “There is no skirting the issue. We will face the issue head-on,” said Gabino Ramon Mejia, head of AC Energy’s plant operations. The Oil Pollution Compensation Law of 2007 (Republic Act 9483) imposes strict liability for oil pollution damage and guarantees adequate reparation for adversely affected populations, especially those that depend on fishing and seashell harvesting.
Silubrico, R. (2020, July 8). Barge owner pressed to pay for oil spill. Panay News, pp. 1, 14.
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Barges; Oil spills; Explosions; Environmental legislation; Water pollution; Oil removal; Public health; Environmental degradation; Environmental restoration; Fuels; Fishers; Fishing communities; Economics; Food security; Livelihoods; Environmental impact; AC Energy Corp.; City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO); Bo. Obrero Elementary School; Bo. Obrero High School; Technical Institute of Iloilo City. Bo. Obrero Campus; Greenpeace; Philippine Coast Guard (PCG); University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV); Petron Corp.; SL Harbor; Global Business Power Corp.; Phoenix Petroleum; Mejia, Gabino Ramon; Yu, Khevin; Gumarin, Samuel; Treñas, Jerry
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