Current Media Releases

NEPA Satisfied With Black River Oil Spill Cleanup Efforts

January 25, 2017

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) is satisfied with the clean-up and remediation efforts undertaken by J Wray and Nephew following this week's oil spill into the Black River.

On Monday, 23 January, J Wray and Nephew notified NEPA that a defective oil cooler had leaked approximately 30 gallons of oil into the Black River.

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Update On Oil Spill In Kingston Harbour

December 29, 2016

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) has completed the initial investigation, including an ecological assessment, of the oil spills which occurred in the precincts of the Kingston Harbour over the period 24 November to 26 November 2016.

Three oil spills occurred during this period. The spills were confined to the New-Port East area of the Kingston Harbour. The investigations found that two of the spills were as a result of operational accident during bunkering activities. The other spill occurred from a land-based facility.

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NEPA Pushes For Responsible Waste Disposal For ICCD

September 16, 2016

The National Environment and Planning Agency will this weekend ramp up its drive to encourage responsible waste disposal through its activities for International Coastal Cleanup Day.

Improper waste disposal is the root cause of marine litter, a portion of which is removed from the coastal environment during the annual cleanup exercise as well as during sporadic cleanups held throughout the year.

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