Institute evaluate environmental impacts of oil spill in the municipality AM

The incident occurred during a thunderstorm registered on Monday (7). Diesel ran to a flooded area surrounded by trees.
12/08/2017 14h33 - Updated 14/08/2017 14h01
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A team of Amazonas Environmental Protection Institute (Ipaam) was today (11) in Nova Olinda do Norte, municipality 126 kilometers from Manaus, to verify the consequences of leakage of a diesel power plant Eletrobras Distribution Amazon.

The incident occurred during a thunderstorm registered on Monday (7). Because of the strong wind, A metal ladder fell on the valve of the storage tank causing spillage of fuel. According to Ipaam, of the diesel ran to a flooded area surrounded by trees. The place was isolated by the city authorities.

in a statement, the institute said it will wait for the company's report, who claimed to have adopted measures. The document will be joined to the lifting of the technicians so that the appropriate measures are taken in case.

Also note, Eletrobras Amazonas Distribution reported that 12 liters of oil leaked to the outside of the plant and the material was removed. A company specializing in environmental remediation actions are on site making the recovery of degraded areas, with an expected completion of the services on Saturday (12). An engineer and an environmental manager Distributor are also in Nova Olinda do Norte following the work.

Bianca Paiva – Agency Brazil


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