Male’ lagoon polluted by oil spill

Oil has spilled into a lagoon on the north-east side of Male’, contaminating water in the area.

It is believed that the oil came from the area near the foreign ministry building, and has now spread into the sea.

Complaints have been filed with the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) requesting them to clean up the spill.

Deputy Director of the EPA Mohamed Ibrahim said their team visited the site to assess the damage following calls about the incident this morning.

“We think some people spilled the oil on purpose. We are very saddened that people can do such irresponsible things,” he said.

Ibrahim added that the relevant authorities have been requested to clean up the oil.


One thought on “Male’ lagoon polluted by oil spill”

  1. This is nothing, the BBC have just aired a program about the rubbish tip used by the Maldives. Toxic liquids leaking into the ocean, destroying your coral, fishing and the water supply that is pumped through your taps. Then there is the plastic containers and rubbish being burnt with thick black smoke drifting across the skies soaking into the clouds, only to rain on Male when the clouds become full of toxic rain drops washing through the streets of Male. The presenter asked for a comment from the Government and their reply was it isn't a problem and will be dealt with shortly. In other words we are doing nothing.


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