Mangaluru: Suspected oil leak at Kuthethoor - ISPRL denies responsibility

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Oct 17: Oil mixed with water is seen flowing in Kuthethoor area near Surathkal in the outskirts of the city. The people who believe this to be crude oil, have expressed apprehension about their health and safety.

Crude oil pipe has been laid by the roadside between Thokoor and Padoor. The mixture of oil and water is flowing in the land belonging to a local, Mayya Shetty, The people who started worrying about the possible adverse effects, conveyed information to Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserve Ltd (ISPRL).

ISPRL officials who visited the spot denied the claim of oil leakage. They clarified that this was not crude oil.

The local people suspect that ISPRL officials have been providing false information to the villagers. They say that oil leaked from the ISPRL facility is flowing with water here. They also are fearful that the leaked oil may get mixed with well, river, drinking water well, agricultural fields etc. In the past too, people from here had expressed strong opposition to the plan of laying oil pipeline.





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  • Polinami, Bajpe

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    It is quite likely that some miscreants have tapped the pipeline for pilferage, which is now leaking. The area needs to be checked thoroughly.

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  • praveen, mlore

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    modiji hey tho sab mumkin hey( they promised clean officials)

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  • Alex Correa, shirva /Ghatkoper/Dubai

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    Why the team visited cannot identify from where the oil is leaking? This is india

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  • R.krishna, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    The claim of ISPRL can be verified by checking whether the flow is inflammable or not?

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  • Sathish JM, Kumpala

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    Then from where the oil is coming from ? If ISPRL strongly denies their pipeline leaking , then it is also their social responsibility to establish the source of oil leak.

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  • GURKA, Mangaluru

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    They will not heed to you as all the politicians are in their mighty pockets by means of BRIBE !! when they announcing the project like the above some portion of commission already deposited in the SWISS account or any relative of Politician. They never seeing at people wellness neither environment issues !! People go and vote in the name of religion sentiments not talk about the reality check and issues which you suffers on daily basis. Ever you been asked questions to your elective MLA MP they never will answer you or available to answer your question like ANANTH HEGDE !! or SHOBHA KARANGALANGAGE

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  • Rems, Mangaluru

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    Big companies were welcomed with open arms in Mangaluru. Now the villages are at their mercy. What oil leak ? The ground water has already been polluted for large areas around these companies. Even farming communities are depending on tap water and water purifiers for drinking purposes.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sat, Oct 17 2020

    How can we Progress if we spend half our time trying to find out who is speaking the Truth ...

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