Cost Of Oil Spill Clean Up Cannot Be Disclosed At This Time

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Cost Of Oil Spill Clean Up Cannot Be Disclosed At This Time

Government is not in a position at this time to give a cost to the management and clean-up of the oil spill at Cove which occurred in Tobago February 7th 2024.

The spill is now abated and apparently ended.

However, clean-up work continues.

Parliament was told Friday about 50,000 barrels of liquid waste have been extracted from the coast line between Scarborough and Cove.

Prime Minister, Dr Keith Rowley, said rough seas in recent weeks would have delayed the extraction of the liquid within the hull and staff local and foreign is on standby to do the extraction.

Heritage Petroleum Company Limited was tasked  with the work of responding  to the spill.

It involved the use of 200 personnel from Tobago, Heritage and other entities.