ERA tackles oil spill at Rinella
ERA received a report of an oil spill at Il-Bajja tar-Rinella and immediately dispatched its officers to go on site to assess the incident, while bringing this incident to the attention of Transport Malta and the Civil Protection Department, the competent authorities coordinating the management of oil spills at sea.
The clean-up is currently under way.
Transport Malta informed ERA that the spill consisted of diesel oil.
ERA gave direction for the waste oil gathered from this clean-up operation to be transported by a registered waste carrier to a permitted waste management facility for treatment.
Investigations by ERA officials are currently ongoing to determine whether other sites have also been affected.