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Police investigate oil leak in Hà Tĩnh’s Lam River

Update: March, 03/2020 - 12:03


Oil is seen along the bank of the Lam River in Xuân Giang Commune, Nghi Xuân District in central Hà Tĩnh Province. — Photo

HÀ TĨNH — Police in central Hà Tĩnh Province are looking into an oil leak on the Lam River, which has caused serious pollution. An investigation is underway to find the culprit behind the incident.

On Monday morning (March 2), residents in Hồng Nhất Village, Xuân Giang Commune in Nghi Xuân District found oil floating on the water of the Lam River, causing a strong smell of fuel and polluting the riverbanks.

Residents reported the incident to authorised agencies.

Lê Hữu Phong, deputy head of the Nghi Xuân District’s Office for Natural Resources and Environment, said the oil leak was found to cover an area of about 30 metres along the riverbank.

Rescue services were mobilised to the scene. More than 25 litres of oil was collected.

There was no information as to the type of oil or how it got into the river.

The unit has worked with functional forces to take samples for testing. — VNS

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