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ENERGY & OFFSHORE, HEALTHCARE | Staff Reporter, Hong Kong
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Marine Department probes Lamma oil spill

'No signs of spillage at other sites,' says authority.

According to a report, the Marine Department is investigating oil slicks found at Tung O Wan, Lamma Island.

A 10m x 15m slick was reported in waters off Tung O Wan on June 21, and a 100m x 15m slick was seen on Tung O Wan beach.

The department cleaned small oil patches off Tung O Wan on June 22 and 23, and will send samples of the oil to the Government Laboratory for analysis.

Agriculture, Fisheries & Conservation Department staff patrolled waters around Lamma Island at the weekend and found no signs of spillage at other sites, including Sham Wan, which is a primary nesting site for green turtles.

Mariculturists in the Sok Kwu Wan and Lo Tik Wan fish culture zones have reported no irregularities.

The Food & Environmental Hygiene Department has sent staff to clear sand contaminated by the oil at Tung O Wan beach.

The Government will monitor the situation.
 

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