A diesel oil spill spread a large reddish stain over Manila Bay, contaminating the coastline of four towns in Cavite on Friday. A fuel tanker is suspected of having dumped half a million liters of diesel into the bay on Thursday, said Philippine Coast Guard environmental protection chief Commodore Joel Garcia. “I cannot say that we have contained it because it has affected so wide an area,” Garcia told reporters. “There have been reports of cases of people going to hospital from difficulty of breathing due to the fumes coming from this oil.” The spill has spread to the shoreline of Rosario, Tanza, Naic and Ternate, authorities said. Oil containment booms were deployed while government experts are checking the impact on marine life, Garcia said. The 300-square-kilometer slick was drifting toward the mouth of the bay Friday, Garcia said. About 20 kilometers of coastline has been affected, he added. Asis Perez, head of the fisheries and aquatic resources bureau, said he has banned the harvesting and sale of shellfish from these areas until further notice. “Fuel should not be ingested by people,” Perez said in an interview over radio station DZBB. Garcia said the Coast Guard decided not to use… Read full this story
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