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Oil spill occurs in C. Philippines

(Xinhua)

15:39, March 02, 2012

MANILA, March 2 (Xinhua) -- Oil spill occurred in the central Philippine province of Cebu covering a 20-meter area of its international seaport, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said on Friday.

PCG Spokesman Algier Ricafrente said that almost 50 liters of oil spill were seen off the Cebu International Port (CIP).

Upon verification by the Marine Environmental Protection Unit ( MEPU), MEPU-Cebu personnel conducted a clean-up operation by scooping the oil and applying sorbent materials on the affected area.

Inspection revealed that the oil spill was traced at the Mahiga Creek located between Cebu City and Mandaue City that flowed toward the CIP during high tide.

The clean-up operation was immediately completed with no untoward incident, he said.

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