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Environment Ministry to inspect BORCO

Officials from the Ministry of the Environment and Housing will inspect the premises and operations of the BORCO storage facility in Freeport today. 

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Monday, April 15, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013

ALT TAG HEREOfficials from the Ministry of the Environment and Housing will inspect the premises and operations of the BORCO storage facility in Freeport, Grand Bahama today.

The inspection team comprises technical persons from the Ministry of the Environment and Housing, the BEST Commission, the Department of Environmental Health Services, the Ministry of Transport and Aviation and the Port Department, the Royal Bahamas Police Force, the Ministry of Works and the Ministry of Health.


This inspection comes following several oil spill incidents in the Pinder’s Point area involving the BORCO facility.

BORCO has been notified and is cooperating with government officials.

In addition to this inspection process, the technical team will engage in a walkabout of the Pinder’s Point community to speak with residents about their concerns and to gather any information relevant to the team’s investigations.

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