Environment

Petrotrin investigating source of odours in Point Fortin

Petrotrin says its officials, along with other stakeholders, are continuing investigations into reports of the presence of strong odours at different locations in Point Fortin.

A statement by the state oil company says that upon receiving initial reports, the company’s emergency responders visited the identified areas and conducted air quality testing and monitoring.

It says inspections of the company’s infrastructure in the area, particularly its pipeline network, were also undertaken.

However, no leaks have been detected.

Gov't initiates criminal & civil proceedings in relation to Chaguaramas oil spill

Minister of Energy and Energy Industries, Franklin Khan says the Government is taking both civil and criminal legal action against the owners of a vessel responsible for an oil spill in Chaguaramas in October last year.

The spill cost the State $2 million in clean-up operations.

Minister Khan told the Senate that on Sunday 15th October, 2017, the ministry received a report of the spill near the Carera Island in Chaguaramas.

Volcano site still closed to public

A small surface vent has started developing in the Devil’s Woodyard mud volcano which erupted on Carnival Tuesday spewing noxious gas and dirt some 20 feet in the air.

The volcano is still inaccessible to the public with police officers guarding the site 24/7.

In an interview, Stefon Harrypersad, a member the Geological Society of T&T, said the appearance of the vent is quite normal. He added that the GSTT team went back to the location on Saturday to continue mapping the site.

Wondering about beach plans this weekend? Rough seas bulletin discontinued

The Trinidad and Tobago Meteorological Service (TTMS) says reports reaching it, indicate that there has been additional improvement in seas conditions over the last 24 hours.

Seas are now moderate with wave heights reaching up to 2.5 metres in open waters and near 1 metre in sheltered areas.

Seas are expected to return to a normal state over the next 24 hours.

The TTMS is, therefore, discontinuing the rough seas bulletin.

Waves now reaching 3.5 metres on northern & eastern coasts

The Met Office is continuing its warning to sea bathers, with seas now reaching up to 3.5 metres in height.

The following is the Met Office's latest statement on sea conditions.

"Sea conditions continue to be rough, with wave heights reaching up to 3.5m along the exposed northern and eastern coastlines, and occasionally choppy in sheltered areas.

These conditions are forecast to remain unchanged throughout the Carnival period.

Ministry seeks garbage collection contractors

The Ministry of Rural Development and Local Government, says that through the engagement of the Trinidad and Tobago Solid Waste Management Company Limited, it is continuing the selection process for garbage collection contractors for the fourteen (14) Municipal Corporations.

Contractors will be sorted into three categories:

· Small - Contractors with five or fewer trucks

· Medium - Contractors with six to fifteen trucks

· Large - Contractors with sixteen trucks and more

MY EYE: Locusts invade Moruga

This photo was sent to us by Christopher Hodge using the My Eye feature on the new CNC3 App.

It's a photo of what Christopher says are "newly hatched locusts" that he said invaded homes of residents of the St Mary's Moruga area.

We thank Christopher for using the feature and sharing this photo.

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