Goa takes first step to contain tar ball pollution

www.timesofindia.indiatimes.com, 20 Aug 2014 16:27

In a first step to contain the tar ball and oil spill pollution on Goa's beaches, the state government has in principle approved the Goa state oil spill disaster contingency plan, by which it will determine spill sources and take action against erring ship owners, reports India Times. Taking cognizance of the TOI campaign on tar balls washing up on Goa's beaches, chief minister Manohar Parrikar had directed Goa state pollution control board (GSPCB) to prepare a state oil spill disaster contingency plan to keep Goa's beaches free of the menace. Goa will be the first state to have an such a plan.


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