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BPL Oil Spill

Bahamas Power and Light Company Ltd. (BPL) confirmed yesterday that there was an oil spill in the area of the Blue Hills Power Station (BHPS). 

According to BPL Public Relations Director Quincy Parker, the spill occurred after a contractor working in the area ruptured the fuel line that runs from BHPS to the Clifton Pier Power Station (CPPS). 

“The line was shut down subsequent to the spill. At this point, investigations have yet to confirm the amount of oil spilled. We will update the public once that is known,” Parker said in a statement.

“It is reported that at approximately 12:30 p.m., a BPL security supervisor received a call from the security guards posted at BHPS. Those officers reported that a trucking and excavation contractor had come to the security booth and reported that while excavating a property on Carmichael just west of Carmichael Primary School, his equipment came into contact with a BPL fuel line, which resulted in an oil spill.

“A report was made at the Carmichael Police Station.

BPL investigations into the matter are ongoing, and we will keep the public abreast of our findings as they come in.”

Written by Jones Bahamas

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