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Oil spill may reach Juhu, Thane creek

Tar balls were reported from two more beaches of Mumbai and from a beach at Alibaug on Tuesday but the authorities said the oil spill from the sunken vessel m.v. Rak Carrier had reduced. The government said the oil spill may reach the coastal waters and beaches around Juhu, Thane creek and Uran now.

Tar balls were reported sighted on the Dadar beach and the Bandra bandstand beach on Tuesday. On Monday, they were noticed on the Juhu-Versova beaches, but the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board officials said no fresh oil deposits were noticed on the Juhu-Versova beaches on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, fresh charges were registered against the sunken bulk carrier by the Yellow Gate police station here on Tuesday. “We have added new charges to the FIR filed against them,” the Yellow Gate police said.

The Maharashtra Pollution Control Board had approached the police and complained against the ship, which sank nearly 20 nautical miles of the Mumbai coast last week.

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