S. African Ministry Still Investigating Fuel Spills

8 Jan 2007 by Local Press Report

— South Africa's Water Affairs and Forestry Ministry is still investigating the effects of three jet fuel spillages at the OR Tambo International Airport, which caused significant pollution of surface and ground water. Minister Lindiwe Hendriks told members of South Africa's Parliament that the investigation into a September 2005 spill at Acsa was still in progress. She said that fuel spilled into a wetland stream that feeds into the Blaauwpan Dam. Hendricks said her ministry had taken water samples at all potentially affected sites. The ministry is still waiting for the results of some of the analyses of samples taken after two other fuel spills last year, she said...

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