DABOLIM: Locals claimed that traces of petroleum were discovered in the water of a nullah in the area following the contamination of a well at Matve-Dabolim as a result of an alleged petroleum leak.
Following news of contaminants found in the spring-fed nullah water, the locals voiced their concerns once more on Sunday morning.
Fire officer Dilip Bicholkar of the Vasco station stated, “On Sunday, we discovered remnants of a petroleum product in the nullah. The contaminated well is about 20 meters away from the nullah. Zuari IAV Pvt Ltd (ZIAVPL) got to work removing the contamination as soon as they noticed traces in the water.
Starting on Monday of last week and going through Sunday, the ZIAVPL pumped a total of 47 tankers of contaminated water—roughly 450 kilo liters—from the well. On Monday, the work will still be done.
“We started the work of absorbing the contaminant to avoid its spread as soon as the traces were seen in the nullah water,” ZIAVPL public relations officer Shiv Nayak stated. We noticed that the water was getting clearer by the evening.
The ZIAVPL has enlisted a team of experts to handle the situation as they have not been able to locate the leakage point of the pipeline, which runs from the MPA’s berth number 8 to the storage tanks in Zuarinagar, thus far.
Since the excavation of the pipeline began on Tuesday, more than 900 meters have been excavated.
“An agency based in Delhi, Allied Engineers, is helping us with the detection of the leakage point,” Nayak stated. They are professionals at finding these errors. Certain locations are extremely difficult to excavate because the pipeline passes close to residences and businesses.