Oil Leak at GEBE’s Power Plant on Friday, November 9th 2012

On Friday, November 9, 2012 at approximately 12:11 pm, there was an oil leak at the GEBE Power Plant in Cay Hill. The cause of the leak was waste oil, which normally goes to the waste oil treatment installation at the plant. However, a small amount of oil ran over the drainage pit and leaked into Cay Bay.

GEBE personnel took immediate action to remedy the situation. The oil damage was limited to outgoing currents of the sea going into the Caribbean sea; the coast line was not affected.

GEBE has taken measures to assure that a similar leak does not happen again. GEBE is aware of the importance of our island environment and apologizes for this incident.