Another oil spill at Cepsa refinery in Huelva
By m.p. - Sep 16, 2009 - 1:33 PM
This latest is minor, but comes another spillage in July affected the beaches of Doñana
There has been another spillage, described as minor,
from the Cepsa undersea pipeline to the refinery in Palos de la Frontera, Huelva.
It happened on Tuesday morning
when crude oil was being unloaded from the tanker ‘Teide Spirit’,
which was ordered to immediately halt the operation and continue unloading in Algeciras.
El País reports the spillage covered an area of 500 by 50 metres a mile off shore
and it’s understood central government offices in Huelva have opened disciplinary
proceedings against the company.
The incident, as the government department points out in a press release,
comes after another spillage a month and a half ago, when 30 tons of fuel shed through a
crack in the pipeline reached the beaches of Doñana.
Huelva Información reports Tuesday’s spillage had more or less dispersed by 7 o’clock that evening.
It’s understood to have been light crude oil from Nigeria which is more easily dispersed.