BPL probes oil spill

BPL probes oil spill

NASSAU, BAHAMAS- A contractor ruptured a Bahamas Power and Light fuel line yesterday, spilling an unconfirmed amount of oil near its Blue Hills Station.

According to BPL, the spill was reported at 12.30pm after the contractor’s equipment made contact with a fuel line that runs from BHPS to Clifton Pier Power Station (CPPS).

“The line was shut down subsequent to the spill,” a statement read.

It continued: “A BPL Security Supervisor received a call from the security guards posted at BHPS. Those officers reported that a trucking and excavation contractor had come to the security booth and reported that while excavating a property on Carmichael just west of Carmichael Primary School, his equipment came into contact with a BPL fuel line,
which resulted in an oil spill.”

The company stated it has filed a police report over the incident.