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Official: Efforts still on to finesse oil spill

KUWAIT, Aug 12 (KUNA) -- Aided by concerned state agencies, emergency oil teams are still struggling to put an oil spill near Kuwait's southern Ras Al-Zour area under control, a spokesman said on Saturday.
Emergency teams from the Kuwait Oil Company (KOC), Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC), several other oil companies, the Ministry of Electricity and Water and Environment Public Authority, have harnessed all efforts and capabilities to deal with the oil spill in south Kuwait, the oil sector's spokesman Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled Al-Sabah said in a press release.
They are now focusing their efforts on protecting water outlets near the country's northern and southern Al-Zour power and water stations, the spokesman added.
Nearby beaches will be cleaned once power and water plants are secured and the oil spill is put under full control, he pointed out.
Earlier on Friday, Kuwait's Environment Public Authority (EPA) said it was taking all appropriate measures in order to protect water outlets from an oil spill near Kuwait's southern Ras Al-Zour area. (end) mam.mt