Heritage Petroleum says repair work and clean-up of the Godineau River is on-going

Heritage Petroleum says repair work and clean-up of the Godineau River is on-going

Heritage Petroleum Company says it continued its response to the oil spill at the Godineau (South Oropouche) River, Thursday.

The Company first received reports of the spill Wednesday.

It says in addition to the repair work being carried out in relation to the pipelines near the spill, activities included the clean-up of the watercourse and other affected areas; the deployment of additional booms to restrict any spread of the oil downstream, ongoing surveillance and assessment of the shoreline and surrounding areas; the search for, conservation, and rehabilitation of impacted wildlife, the deployment of additional vessels and other resources, including support of persons from nearby communities, to assist in the clean-up operations.

In a media release, Heritage Company said all the appropriate measures are being taken at the site and it continues to work closely with all relevant authorities to ensure all operations are conducted in a safe, efficient and timely manner.

Heritage Petroleum reminded the public to avoid the affected area (from La Fortune Pluck Road to the river’s mouth at Mosquito Creek) as best as possible since this may hamper the clean-up activities and put persons at unnecessary risk.

Heritage said it will continue to provide updates on the clean-up and restoration efforts.

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