Published December 24, 2016, 10:00 PM by Mar T. Supnad
Dinalupihan, Bataan – A top official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said yesterday a thorough investigation into the reported leakage of a poisonous gas from a ruptured pipeline in this town is already underway.
Bataan Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer (PENRO) Raul Mamac said that right after learning about the gas leak from Mayor Gila Garcia, he immediately ordered the matter investigated by the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO).
“Yes, I already instructed my personnel in CENRO Dinalupihan to look into the matter and give me an update today (Saturday),” said Mamac in a text message to the Manila Bulletin.
Garcia learned of the gas leak as soon as it was detected Thursday afternoon coming from a punctured and obsolete pipeline of the Clark-Subic Pipeline.
She said a foul odor emanated underneath Pagalanggang Bridge at the boundary of Barangays Tucop and Pagalanggang.
“Measures on safety, containment and identification of source of leak are ongoing. The local government unit of Dinalupihan town is reviewing possible legal actions to take in view of frequency of incidents,” said the mayor.
The huge pipeline of Clark-Subic Pipeline Corporation supplies aviation fuel to the Clark Special Economic Zone in Angeles City, Pampanga.