12 December 2017

More on the Oil Slick off West Cork…

Latest estimates put the oil spill at 1000 tonnes which equates to over 300,000 gallons. Russia is now denying they have anything to do with the spillage and if coast guard reports are accurate are preparing to leave the scene tomorrow.

Estimates put the slick as moving eastwards and fears are growing that this may make landfall along the south Waterford coast and even continue as far as west Wales if it does not break up and disperse before that.

We believe more should be done to contain the slick with booms followed by skimming with specially designed gear to remove as much of the oil spill as possible before the weather breaks.

ENDS

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