SEPA takes prompt notice on leakage from NRL’s pipeline

F.P. Report

KARACHI: A team of Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) monitored the eruption of six-inch diameter pipeline of National Refinery Limited (NRL) causing flow of thousands of liters diesel into the adjoining areas.

According to details, a pipeline of NRL leading from Keamari to Korangi Industrial Area at its plant was burst at Khayaban-e- Sehar area of Defence Phase 6 at nearly 4.00 a.m in the morning causing ground water pollution and inconvenience to residents. According to a conservative estimate nearly 50 to 60 thousand liter diesel prima facie leaked from the pipeline.

On the directives of Advisor to CM Sindh on Law, Environment, Climate Change and Coastal Development Barrister Murtuza Wahab a technical team of SEPA headed by Deputy Director South Abdullah Magsi reached at the place of incident and monitored the situation.

The head of the team Abdullah Magsi asked the staff of NRL present on the spot that if pipeline was dilapidated then why its timely repair was not made.

Subsequently, flow of diesel was controlled to a great extent. However, NRL staff was directed to take all precautionary measures and fully repair the pipeline to avoid any further dripping. The management of NRL will also be called upon in SEPA office to explain its position on the incident.