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MoEF Constituted a Team for Immediate Site Inspection off the Uran Coast Near Mumbai

Oct 11, 2013 11:25 IST

Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) on 10 October 2013 constituted a team to inspect the oil spill from pipelines in an Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) installation, off the Uran coast near Mumbai.

The team headed by member secretary of the Central Pollution Control Board J.S Kamyotra, will make an immediate site inspection. It will submit its report to the Ministry by 14 October 2013. The Ministry has also ordered closure of the faulty ONGC pipeline responsible for the spill.

A show cause notice is also being issued to ONGC to explain why action should not be taken against it under Environment Protection Act, 1986.   

An oil spill was reported at Mumbai-Uran Trunk oil pipeline following a rupture in ONGC's main pipeline that carries crude from the offshore Mumbai High fields to land.

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