Published On: Thu, Mar 6th, 2014

Plasterk: ‘Investigation refinery only by Curaçao government’

Ronald PlasterkTHE HAGUE, WILLEMSTAD - Minister Ronald Plasterk of the Interior and Kingdom Relations answers questions from the Dutch parliament on the Isla refinery. Through a letter he says to know about the increase in sulfur dioxide emissions. He also suggests there is little he can actually do.

Plasterk also indicates that he knows about the fire that originated on the Isla grounds where vessels of sulfur iron caught fire. He also confirms that after the fire the WHO standard (World Health Organization) has been exceeded. When asked whether he was prepared to investigate the cause of the fire, he replied: “The Isla refinery is an autonomous responsibility of the Government of Curacao. Only the government of Curacao may conduct an investigation into the accident.”

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