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|Marine mammals have started to return to a beach in Georgetown, Exuma almost a month after several gallons of oil leaked into the ocean.
The Bahamian Department of Environmental Health and Department of Environmental Planning and Protection (DEPP) provided this update on Wednesday afternoon.
Dr Rhiann Neely-Murphy, Director of DEPP said officers from both agencies visited the beach and found “no free product was observed in the water, sand or rocky areas adjacent, neither was there product seen on the surface.”
The beach was given an “all clear” to reopen yesterday.
The spill occurred when diesel began leaking from a Sun Oil vessel as it transferred fuel to a nearby Bahamas Power and Light storage unit.
The full cost of this clean-up has not been released but the government said it will hold Sun Oil responsible for the damages. (Loop News)