DOW: Bubali Plas saved, diesel spill effect minimal

Posted on 11/13/2017 7:09 pm AST | Updated on 11/13/2017 7:10 pm AST

ORANJESTAD – After two days of intense nonstop work, Department of Public Works believes it has contained the diesel spill of last Friday of damaging the Bubali Pond, known as Bubali Plas. That’s according to a statement issued by the department late Monday afternoon. Together with the Aruba Calamity team, they made sure to keep all parties (government included) informed of the developments. “Crucial decisions were taken and with lots of caution and precision, steps were taken to avoid the diesel of getting into the pond. Test done Sunday last, proved that the water level and quality in the pond were up to par again.

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  • Aruban authorities announce permit policy change for selected few

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