New Nile oil slick detected in Cairo, four water stations halted in Beni Suef

New Nile oil slick detected in Cairo, four water stations halted in Beni Suef

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Sat, 03/11/2012 - 15:15

The Holding Company For Water and Wastewater announced on Saturday that it had discovered a new oil slick in Cairo, while the Environment and Petroleum Ministries are trying to control another oil spill in Upper Egypt, causing operations at four water stations in Beni Suef to halt.

HCWW said in an official statement that it dealt with the slick using panels and logs to absorb oil as a precautionary measure.

Meanwhile, the company said that the diesel spill spreading north reached Beni Suef in the early hours of Friday morning, causing four water stations to stop their work.

The first station in Beni Suef, Fashn, resumed its work Saturday morning.

The Environmental Affairs Agency and the Ministry of Irrigation were notified of the incident.

Edited translation from al-Masry al-Youm