Published On: Wed, Feb 21st, 2018

Once again white cat cracker powder in Wishi and Marchena

oil refineryWILLEMSTAD - The neighborhoods Wishi and Marchena were covered with a white granular powder yesterday morning. The Isla refinery admits that the powder comes from the refinery.

“The powder comes from the cat cracker,” said spokesman Henri Cornelia last night in the news broadcast. Cornelia already warned last week for an emission of catalyst powder. That is a risk at the start of the installations.

The Isla refinery, as with previous incidents with catalyst powder, states that there is no danger to public health. In 2004, however, TNO research showed that the powder in question does contain poisonous substances in harmful quantities.

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