Ocean pH value unchanged following X-PRESS PEARL disaster

Ocean pH value unchanged following X-PRESS PEARL disaster

Ocean pH value unchanged following X-PRESS PEARL disaster

Written by Zulfick Farzan

02 Jun, 2021 | 2:34 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); The National Aquatic Resources Research and Development Agency (NARA) said the pH value in Sri Lankan waters has not changed despite chemical material from the sinking X-PRESS PEARL contaminated the western coast.

NARA Director General Dr. Palitha Kithsiri speaking to News 1st said the Samudrika Ship reached the site on Tuesday (01) night to collect samples from the bottom of the sea.

Sri Lanka’s Environment Minister Mahinda Amaraweera has proposed to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to appoint a special investigative committee to probe the incidents surrounding Sri Lanka’s worst marine environment disaster.

The Minister speaking to News 1st that he proposed to appoint a committee comprising of heads of institutions and university professors.

The Central Environmental Authority is currently leading efforts with other bodies to clear the debris from the ill-fated vessel that had washed up on the shores of 05 districts.

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