15 January 2017

Changi Creek after oil spill

Nearly two weeks after the 300-tonne oil spill in the East Johor Strait, a check at low spring tide shows a fuller extent of the impact at Changi Creek near the Changi Point Ferry Terminal
Changi Creek after oil spill in Johor Strait, Jan 2017
In the area where few people go, oil still stains the seawall. Oiled booms have been left behind on the shore. Oil has coated the base of the few mangrove trees growing near the Ferry Terminal. There is still sheen on the water.


Near the Ferry Terminal, the seawalls are cleaned of oil and the green grass is scarred from the oil clean up. Is there a better way to clean up oil without damaging areas above the water line?
Changi Creek after oil spill in Johor Strait, Jan 2017
In the area where few people go, about 1m of oil still stains the seawall. I could smell the oil before I saw it.
Changi Creek after oil spill in Johor Strait, Jan 2017
A boom is still tied across a small drain leading to the Creek.
Changi Creek after oil spill in Johor Strait, Jan 2017
This is how the boom across the drain is tied.
Changi Creek after oil spill in Johor Strait, Jan 2017
Used booms have been left discarded on the shore. Why are they not removed?
Changi Creek after oil spill in Johor Strait, Jan 2017
From the footbridge across the Creek, I could still see sheen in the low water.
Changi Creek after oil spill in Johor Strait, Jan 2017
Oil coats the base of large mangrove trees growing near the Ferry Terminal.
Changi Creek after oil spill in Johor Strait, Jan 2017
Changi Creek after oil spill in Johor Strait, Jan 2017
It is very low tide at Changi Creek and several people are harvesting marine life there. Is it safe to consume such wild caught marine life?
Changi Creek after oil spill in Johor Strait, Jan 2017
Changi Creek after oil spill in Johor Strait, Jan 2017

Today, Chay Hoon and I also surveyed these areas for oil spill impact


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