TOTAL assumes responsibility for Soyo coast oil spill
Soyo – The French oil company Total Saturday took the responsibility for the 35 cubic metre crude oil spill that occurred on 22 October in block 32, some 93 miles off the coast of Soyo, Zaire province, during a crude oil loading operation.
In a press release, which Angop had access to, the oil company said that several human and logistical resources had been mobilised for operations to disperse, contain and mitigate possible damage to the marine ecosystem.
According to the operator, efforts are also being made to minimise the possible impact of this spill on communities and the environment, and the accident and its consequences are being duly monitored by oil company experts.
It should be noted that technicians from the Ministries of Culture, Tourism and the Environment, Mineral Resources and Oil have been working since Friday in the locality to find out the real situation on the ground.
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