Diesel leak from Napocor facility threatens Quezon mangrove–NDRRMC

Diesel leak from Napocor facility threatens Quezon mangrove–NDRRMC.

MANILA, Philippines — A diesel leak from a generator of the National Power Corp has reached the mangrove of a village in Quezon, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council warned.

About 10,000 liters have leaked since Wednesday night and was now threatening to destroy the mangrove in Tumalaya village, Polilio Island, the NDRRMC said.

But the NDRRMC said that Mayor Jeorge Verzosa was informed about the incident Tuesday night.

However, no fish kill or marine damages have been reported so far, the NDRRMC said.

The NDRRMC said the cause of the spill was under invesitgation.

Verzosa and local officials went to the site to check the extent of the spill.

Some residents also volunteered to help remove the diesel from the water, the NDRRMC said.

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