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3 to 5 years needed to clean up Makati oil leak, says FPIC By Angie Rosales 01/26/2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

3 to 5 years needed to clean up Makati oil leak, says FPIC

By Angie Rosales 01/26/2011
It will take three to five years to accomplish a total clean-up of the area in Makati City affected by the leak in the petroleum pipeline as there remains to be 1.8 million liters of oil that needs to be extracted from the ground.

Officials and consultants of First Philippine Industrial Corp. (FPIC) made the disclosure to Senate probers yesterday, on the last day of the upper chamber’s investigation into the petroleum seepage discovered last year.

Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri, chairman of the committee on environment and natural resources and overall lead in the proceedings in joint with the health and demography panel, said the so-called plumes due to the leak in the pipeline that is coming out of West Tower condominium is already “contained” and no longer pose a threat to the said building, residents and affected community in Barangay Bangkal, Makati City..... MORE

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