Oil sheen keeps pouring in city’s seas

September 15, 2006

By Lory Ann B. Bilbao
Sunstar Iloilo

ILOILO City Crisis Management Office (ICCMO) Chief Joe Papa confirmed that oil sheen and bunker oil debris from Guimaras, were increasingly flowing in the city’s seas and some have reached the shoreline.

From Sto. Niño Sur and Sto. Niño Norte in Arevalo District up to the coastal areas in the City Proper such as Baluarte-North of Guimaras Island, covering a total of 16 coastal barangays, oil sheen were found at around three to five inches in size in intervals.

But, the sheen just evaporates, said Papa quoting a Petron Corporation-consultant.

The ICCMO personnel and Papa observed the spread of the sheen Thursday and found that it evaporates at a high temperature.

Papa narrated that fumes coming from the oil sheen and debris were already observed in Sto. Niño Sur.

(For the full story, click Oil sheen, Sept. 15, 2006.)


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