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Petrojam to give full report on Portmore fumes
2012-07-16 09:28:03 | (0 Comments)
Jerome Reynolds, Gleaner Writer
A section of the Petrojam refinery. - File photo
The State-owned oil refinery, Petrojam, is this week expected to furnish a full report to the Energy Minister, Phillip Paulwell, as the government probes the recent release of hazardous fumes in the Portmore area.
Paulwell instructed Petrojam to provide him with a report after the environment minister reported that the fumes may have been the result of illegal activity at the refinery.
It has been reported that the refinery could not account for 260 barrels of petroleum product.
Petrojam has indicated that it has launched an internal investigation into the matter and has also called in the police.
The company says the preliminary findings have already been shared with the Energy Minister.
The release of the noxious fumes last month resulted in 17 employees at the Portmore Toll Plaza becoming sick and caused the closure of the roadway.
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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