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80 percent of Sharjah oil spill cleaned

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The United Arab Emirates’ Environment and Protected Areas Authority announced in a statement that 80% of a one-kilometer oil spill of Sharjah has been cleaned, its official website stated.

Hana Saif Al Suwaidi, chairperson of the EPAA in Sharjah, said after an urgent meeting to discuss the spill that “so far, they have finished 80 per cent of the cleaning and are set to complete the work soon.”

“The oil slick is caused by the oil spill, which is the release of a liquid petroleum hydrocarbon into the environment, especially marine areas, and it is a form of pollution, requiring an immediate response to control.”