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Chennai oil spill

Minister downplays ecological impact

February 01, 2017 08:00 am | Updated 08:00 am IST - CHENNAI

: The government on Tuesday informed the Assembly that it was taking steps to protect the livelihood of fishermen in Chennai following the oil spill along the coast due to last weekend’s collision of two tanker ships in Ennore. Nonetheless, it was pointed out that the issue of oil spill at the port was a “Central subject”.

Responding to the issue , Fisheries Minister D. Jayakumar said, “Since the ships had insurance, the fishermen need not worry about the loss of livelihood.” He added that the situation would become normal within a few days.

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