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Petroleum Spill In Rockfort, East Kingston

Published Date: January 08, 2020

The National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) received a report from Rubis Energy Jamaica Limited of a pollution incident at its Rockfort facility in East Kingston on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at approximately 1:28 p.m. The company reported that there was a release of petroleum products, which entered the terrestrial and marine environment.

A technical team was subsequently deployed by the Agency to investigate the incident. During the team’s visit to the facility the recovery of the spilled product had commenced and containment booms deployed in the marine environment.

The Agency continues to monitor the situation to ensure restoration of ambient conditions in the affected area.

The public is being advised to proceed with caution within the impacted area until further notice.