Equinor will clean up after spill in the Bahamas

EquinorFornebu.Equinor.Photo: Berit Roald / NTB scanpix

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Hurricane Dorian caused damage to Equinor’s oil terminal in the Bahamas. Equinor assures that they will clean up.

When the hurricane hit, Equinor had 54 employees on the Grand Bahama. Everyone is safe and they will be given water and food, the company said in a press release on Sunday.

The South Riding Point terminal suffered major damage during the hurricane. Oil has been observed on the ground in the terminal area and nearby. The size of the spill has not yet been determined.

The company states that they have no indications of continued leaks from the terminal to the sea or beaches. Equinor will conduct several studies to assess the size of the spills.

Vessels and other equipment are on their way from Louisiana and Florida, and the cleanup will start as soon as it is in place in the Bahamas. The equipment includes oil booms, pumps, high pressure washers and boats.

The situation on the site is very complicated and challenging. Damage to infrastructure makes the work more difficult, the company says.

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