Oil spill at Rinella, clean-up exercise launched
The Environment and Resources Authority has received report of an oil spill at Rinella Bay 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, who are the competent authorities coordinating the management of oil spills at sea. The cleanup was launched yesterday morning.
Transport Malta informed ERA that the spill consisted of diesel oil.
ERA gave direction for waste oil gathered from the this cleanup 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.