Works Ministry: world-standard measures to fix petroleum station leak

Manama, The Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning is following up the measures being undertaken to fix the leak at the Juffair Petrol Station in Umm Al-Hasam.





Undersecretary for Works Affairs Ahmed Abdulaziz Al-Khayat said that world-standard measures are being taken, in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior, the General Directorate for Civil Defence, Bahrain Petroleum Company (Bapco) and the Supreme Council for the Environment.





A team comprising Assistant Undersecretary for Sanitation Ibrahim Hassan Al-Hawaj and Sanitation Network chief Abdulnabi Hassan Al-Koufi visited the site which was isolated .





“The sewage manholes were opened in cooperation with   Bapco, and the water that was contaminated with fuel was withdrawn, in order to avoid the continued spread of odors, and to stop any spread of water that mixed with fuel according”, said Al-Khayyat.





He said that the ministry completed the precautionary measures on the second day through the General Directorate of Civil Defence and the Bapco.





The sewage station was operated and placed under surveillance yesterday, while the sewage pipes serving the Juffair fuel station were isolated with special balloons.





Al-Khayyat described the situation as reassuring, praising citizens and residents for their awareness and cooperation with competent authorities following the incident.


Source: Bahrain News Agency