Venice (Louisiana): US president Barack Obama heads to Louisiana on Sunday to rally faltering efforts to protect its vulnerable shores from a giant oil slick which is threatening environmental and economic catastrophe.
BERHAMPUR: Oil spill from a coal-laden ship at Gopalpur port on Monday night has triggered panic and environmental concern. Around nine tonnes of oil is spreading in the area. The slick has spread to Rushikulya mouth and there are apprehensions that it may enter Chilika posing danger to the marine life.
SMIT Singapore Private Limited (SSPL), the Singapore based salvage company, has commenced its salvage operations for the removal of oil from the sunken vessel M V Asian Forest, after five months and 10 days, on Tuesday.
Nigeria has failed to regulate its oil industry adequately, fuelling anger in the Niger Delta by leaving communities exposed to the effects of oil spills, gas flaring and waste dumping, Amnesty International said.
A syndicate is reportedly active in supplying adulterated fuel oils in different fuel sales points in the Khulna city and also many rural areas of the district.
Members of the syndicate collect adulterated fuel oils from different parts of the country and supply them to their local customers, local sources said.