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Plastic bags and garbage compound oil spill woes

10 August 2011

MUMBAI: Following the latest oil spill suspected to be from MV Rak, heaps of garbage and plastic bags strewn across the Juhu beach have reportedly compounded the environmental problems.
 
If oil makes it to the polythene bags, it will be difficult to get rid of it, say experts.

… senior scientist from the National Institute of Oceanography (NIO), Dr Jiyalal Ram Jaiswar, who is heading the team studying the Mumbai harbour oil spill, said, “We have collected samples to study the impact of the oil spill on water quality, sediment quality, flora and fauna. Samples have been collected from Juhu, Sewree, Trombay and Khar Dhanda.”….

Read more: http://www.mid-day.com/news/2011/aug/100811-MV-Rak-garbage-plastic-bags-Juhu-beach-oil-spill-woes.htm

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Written by csirindia

August 10, 2011 at 8:54 pm

Posted in NIO

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