Published On: Sat, Sep 1st, 2012

WWF: funds for clean up oil Jan Kok

WILLEMSTAD – The World Wildlife Fund has made 5000 euro’s available for the cleanup of the oil with which the nature area Jan Kok is smeared. The contribution is mainly used for the equipment of volunteers who are assisting in the cleanup.

The oil that is in the nature area, comes from a storage tank of oil refinery Isla. According to the WWF, there is more than one hundred thousand liters of oil spilled. The whole nature area is black and also the animals who live there, especially many flamingos, are smeared with oil.

Too late
The leak began nearly two weeks ago, but Isla didn’t begin until much later with the removal of the oil. WWF finds, like many local environmental organizations, that the refinery has come much too late in action. The contribution of the WWF comes from the Emergency Fund of the organization. According to the WWF, there is particular need for protective clothing, rubber boots, coveralls, special garbage bags and scoop nets for the hundreds of volunteers who have offered their help.

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