Clean-up operations continue in Guayaguayare

Heritage’s Oil Spill Response Team continues its clean-up operation at the site of the Guayaguayare oil spill that occurred on Saturday, 11th February 2023. The sole source of the leak, located in a heavily forested area, was quickly identified and repaired on Sunday, 12th February 2023. Subsequent checks of the line have revealed no further leaks.

On Sunday, 19th February 2023 Heritage was notified of complaints of an odour affecting a nearby community. Heritage Health, Safety and Environment representatives were immediately dispatched to conduct air quality tests, in the vicinity of the spill and surrounding environs. No harmful emissions were detected, and Heritage continues to monitor the air quality of the area.

Heritage and its contractors are working assiduously to remove the residual oil from the forested area. Members of the community have been hired by the contractor to help expedite the clean-up and restoration work. Moreover, the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries (MEEI) and the Environmental Management Authority (EMA) continue to be updated on an ongoing basis.

The Corporate Communications Unit 

23rd February 2023


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