Goa State Pollution Control Board prepares State Oil Spill Draft Contingency Plan aimed at addressing oil spills issue prevalent along the beaches of the state says chairman jose manuel noronha.

27/10/2014 …Acting on the directives of the state government, the Goa State Pollution Control Board has prepared a State Oil Spill Draft Contingency Plan which is aimed at addressing the oil spills issue prevalent along the beaches of the state.

Speaking to goanreporter, the Chairman of GSPCB stated that the Board has convened a meeting on the 28th of October with all stakeholders and would finalize the equipments and staff to be deployed to address the issue.

Commenting over the issue of sewage and waste being dischared in to rive sal which has resulted in the death of shell fish, mr noronha said said that the board has carried out a study of the prevailing conditions in river Sal and has submitted its report to the high court.

Mr noronha further added that the major issue of river sal was the sewage that was being discharged into the river upstream and that the only solution to prevent the waste from being discharged into the river was to have a common sewage treatment plant.

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