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Another Petrotrin oil spill, this time in Santa Flora

Another Petrotrin oil spill, this time in Santa Flora

Date: November 12th, 2017

Dear Editor/Newsroom,

Another Petrotrin oil spill, this time in Santa Flora. .(see video attached).

A Petrotrin onshore pipeline in the vicinity of Santa Flora has ruptured since last Friday (10th November 2017).

Unknown estimated quantities of oil have spilled into the waterways and some is still presently running through nearby the residential areas.

Some residents are complaining of the strong pungent scent of oil. Fishermen and Friends of the Sea (FFOS) advises that pregnant women and children should not be exposed to these strong scented hydrocarbons such as what is being reported.

How much of this oil has already escaped into the nearby rivers that flow towards Erin and into our southern marine food basket?

Can these tributaries, rivers and streams be cleaned? Will they be cleaned?

What chemical dispersants will be used, COREXIT 9500?

Why has there been no activated emergency response? This morning one truck arrived in Santa Flora to begin a limited oil recovery operation, but is that enough?

Why did it take so long for a single truck to begin a single recovery operations if the spill began two days ago?

Petrotrin continues to frequently wreak havoc with its dilapidated infrastructure. Over and above Petrotrin’s colossal TTD 4.6 Billion declared loss in 2016, its lavish expenditure, bonuses and wages, what is Petrotrin’s plan to prevent to regular reoccurring disasters?

Gary Aboud
Corporate Secretary

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