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Oil spill clean-up resumes at Sentosa, East Coast Park

Oil spill clean-up resumes at Sentosa, East Coast Park
Oil spill clean-up resumes at Sentosa, East Coast Park

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At West Coast Park, no oil slick can be seen at the promenade and no oil sheen was spotted in the waters, said Member of Parliament (MP) for West Coast GRC Desmond Lee.

Containment measures have been stepped up, such as deploying more booms at the canals to protect the mangroves and Sungei Pandan Kechil.

“We have activated some volunteers … To help monitor the situation to provide early alert of any oil slick, as well as with info sharing and to report any affected wildlife,” said Mr Lee, who is also National Development Minister.

Although the promenade at Labrador Nature Reserve has been reopened to public, access to the shore and jetty remain closed.

Mr Lee said oil slicks can be seen on the shore and rock bunds, as well as oil sheen on the water, including Berlayer Creek. The smell of oil has diminished.

“Cleaning operations are being carried out sensitively, and containment measures such as booms have been deployed to protect sensitive biodiversity areas,” he added.

Eighteen response craft and close to 1,500m of container booms have been deployed to prevent any further spread of the oil and facilitate the clean-up, authorities said on Saturday.

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