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NEPA serves warning notice on Digicel over Kingston oil spill

Published:Tuesday | June 16, 2015 | 6:43 PM

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has served Digicel with a warning notice for discharging polluting matter into a water body without a licence.

This follows investigation by a team from NEPA in the vicinity of Victoria Pier following reports of an oil spill. 

NEPA says preliminary investigations found a diesel oil spill from a fuel line at the Digicel headquarters in downtown Kingston that supplies the company’s generator.

The oil traversed the storm drain which empties into the Kingston Harbour.

In  the meantime NEPA is reporting that the oil spill is fully contained.

It says however that an oil sheen has been left in the vicinity of the Victoria Pier which should dissipate naturally.

The Agency also says it continues to monitor the situation to determine any effect on the marine life and to ensure that the clean-up operations are completed.