Update Washed Up oil Bonaire: Governor oleana visits affected area

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Kralendijk – Governor Oleana visited the affected area on Thursday. He engaged in conversation with entrepreneurs, STINAPA, and Defense who came to offer assistance. Oleana is very pleased with the help from all authorities that have assisted in cleaning the waters and coastal area and has thanked them for their effort. “It is wonderful to see that together, in a short span of time, we could make significant progress and that the entrepreneurs in the affected area can reopen their business.

Advice: ‘Do not enter the water’
Oleana decided that same evening that the area around Sorobon will reopen on Friday, March 1st, from 9 AM. After careful consideration and in close consultation with local entrepreneurs and experts, it was decided that the public is welcome again in Sorobon. However, Oleana strongly advises against entering the water or fishing in it. “The oil is not completely gone from the water. There can also still be small oil pebbles on the beach. Should anyone come into contact with this oil, it must be washed off immediately. The entrepreneurs in Sorobon have water and soap available.”

Cleanup activities still ongoing in the coming days
Cleaning is still underway on the beach near the lookout tower. This area has been cordoned off and is not accessible to visitors. For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, please refer to www.bonairecrisis.com.


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