Singapore's water supply not affected by oil spill, coastal drains not linked to reservoirs: PUB

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Water quality readings remain normal and no oil has been detected near the seawater intake at Jurong Island Desalination Plant.

Workers clean an oil spill along Sentosa's Tanjong Beach area in Singapore, Jun 16, 2024. (Photo: AP/Suhaimi Abdullah)

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SINGAPORE: Singapore’s water supply has not been affected by the oil spill incident at Pasir Panjang Terminal, the national water agency said on Monday (Jun 17).

“There is no impact to our freshwater reservoirs as the oil spill has been limited to our coastal areas and some coastal drains. These drains convey and discharge stormwater to the sea and are not linked to our reservoirs,” said PUB.

Cleaning and containment efforts have been underway since the incident on Friday afternoon, when a dredger hit a bunker vessel at Pasir Panjang Terminal.

Oil started washing up on Saturday along the coast of several beaches in Singapore, including those on Sentosa...

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