Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Good job, volunteers, for cleaning up oil slicks on Pulau Ubin

 Good job, volunteers, for cleaning up oil slicks on Pulau Ubin
STOMPer Albert says the volunteers who helped clean up the oil slick on the Chek Jawa shoreline on PUlau Ubin have done a great job.

Said the STOMPer:

"After reading the article on The Straits Times, 'Volunteers help to clean up shoreline', I feel very motivated to learn that there are very kind citizens in Singapore who are willing to clean up the oil spill on the south-eastern part of Singapore so that our sea is not polluted and become an 'early coffin' for the animals that are living in the water or birds that depend on the aquatic animals for energy.

"On May 29 the volunteers went to clean up the shoreline at Chek Jawa, Pulau Ubin. They had to brave the intense odour to clear up the brownish sludge there so that the oil would not penetrate the soil. However, they needed to act fast, or the consequences would be heavy.

"Similarly, I can now heave a sigh of relief as most of the area that was affected by the spill was cleaned up although time was running up, fast.

"Furthermore, the lion-hearted volunteers even had to take precautions to avoid stepping on dangerous creatures like the stonefish. Neither did they want to destroy the plants and roots.

"Reading an article is not enough. Curiosity also led me to search the net for more interesting information. That was how I found out that the cause of the accident was due to the carelessness of two ships.

"The sailors did not pay close attention to the ship and before long, the two ship had a collision and some of the oil had seeped into the sea.

"In my opinion, I feel that the captain should have been more observant. Not only would the company lose money because of the oil lost, they will also have to face the law and pay for the unfortunate accident.

"I hope that the fine would not be too big, or the company will lose a big sum of money."

Related links & blog posts: Singapore Changi East Oil Spill (25 May 2010)
Chek Jawa, 31 May 2010: Post Oil Spill Report
lundi, mai 31, 2010
Singapore Oil Spill - Chek Jawa CleanUp - 29May2010
Oil spill on Chek Jawa: what's the impact?
What is being done about the oil spill? (29 May)
Oil Spill at Chek Jawa

Related news articles & reports: Effects of the spill may linger for years (Mirror)
No more oil stains at beaches along Changi and East Coast (Mirror)
Cleanup of oil slick almost completed (Mirror)
Scientists wait to assess impact on wildlife (Mirror)
Volunteers help clean up shoreline (Mirror)
Oil slick hits Chek Jawa: Scientists wait to assess impact (Mirror)
Oil spill hits Chek Jawa, Changi Beach (Mirror)
Clean-up of oil spill at Changi and East Coast to end soon (Mirror)
Oil spill hits Changi Beach car parks 1-4: NEA (Mirror)
Oil spill spreads to Chek Jawa & Changi Beach (Mirror)
East Coast, Changi beaches clear of oil stains (Mirror)
Oil spill hits Changi beach, Chek Jawa (Mirror)