Bapco admits sulphur spill
Manama, May 20, 2010
Bapco has admitted a spillage caused by the loading and transportation of sulphur from its refinery in Askar to the Khalifa Bin Salman Port in Hidd.
A company spokesman said Bapco was aware of a small spill, which occurred outside of residential areas.
However, he said that irrespective of the quantity, Bapco was further reviewing the operation and would put in place measures to avoid it happening again.
Bapco also thanked Muharraq Municipal Council technical committee chairman Ali Al Muqla, who directed them to the incident, for his concern for the safety of the public.
'We assure Al Muqla that the company is concerned about the safety and well-being of anyone who interacts with it, whether a member of the public, a contractor or employee,' said the spokesman.
'The company encourages people to report any safety or environmental concern they may have directly to the management, which would immediately take action.'-TradeArabia News Service