Spill: Specialists to survey stream damage

2009-08-28 00:00

AFTER extensive consultation between petroleum giant BP and the Department of Water Affairs, a decision has been reached to call in specialists to survey a stream in Chase Valley to determine the damage caused by a petrol leak earlier this month.

“They will set up a team of ecological bio-monitors to determine the impact of the spill on the stream and the necessary actions that we need to take,” said department spokesman Pat Reddy.

The stream was contaminated after a BP petrol tanker overturned in the area and the spillage reached the drainage system.

An environmental clean-up company was summoned to clear the stream.

Reddy said they are likely to also conduct a chemical analysis on the water and to check if any idle carbon remains after the initial clean-up. — Witness Reporter.

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