NEPA

NEPA Investigating Pollution

The National Environment and Planning Agency, NEPA, says it has identified the source of an oil slick observed in Kingston Harbour on Monday.

NEPA, says the oil slick, observed in the vicinity of of Newport East, has been traced to the Petrojam facility.

It says heavy rains over the past week washed contaminants into the marine environment.

Director of Environmental Management and Conservation at NEPA, Anthony McKenzie, says Petrojam has been notified.

And, Mr. McKenzie says preliminary findings show that the fish kill in the vicinity of the Dyke Road Fishing Complex at Hunts Bay in St. Catherine on Monday, was caused by the wash down of a substance into the area, following recent heavy rains.

Anthony McKenzie, Director of Environmental Management and Conservation at NEPA, speaking with Nationwide News.

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