2 Jul 2007

Samoa electricity supplier accepts responsibility for river pollution

9:52 am on 2 July 2007

Samoa's Electric power corporation or EPC authority has fixed a leaking oil pipe which caused pollution to Vaisigano River in the Apia town area endangering the safety of many residents living nearby.

The EPC had first denied responsibility when families raised concerns over the smell of engine oil coming from the river.

But corporation engineers found that one of the underground oil pipes at one of the hydro power plants was leaking and then an apology was immediately announced through the media.

The General Manager of EPC, Mua'ausa Joseph Walter, says the corporation has taken full responsibility and has rectified the situation to prevent any such leak from occurring in future.