Coast Guard responds to Sampit River oil spill

  • Thursday, March 20, 2014

An oil spill at ArcelorMittal Steel in Georgetown is under investigation by the company and the Coast Guard.
According to a press release, the Coast Guard was notified about the spill at about 4 p.m. Wednesday and launched a boat to the Sampit River near the mill, USCG representative Marilyn Fajardo said.
After investigating the spill, it was determined it originated at the steel-making plant. No information was released about the size of the spill.
The Coast Guard stayed on the scene as the cleanup took place by HEPACO, an oil spill response organization.

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