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Major Oil Spill at Estancia

Subject/Objective: 

On Thursday 21 November, the UNDAC environmental emergencies expert undertook a joint environmental assessment with the Environmental Management Bureau of Iloilo of the oil spill from a barge owned by the National Power Corporation (NAPOCOR) after it broke loose and ran ashore at the height of typhoon Yolanda.

Methodology: 
Key findings: 

Main field assessment findings:
• More oil continues to leak from vessel and spreads reportedly up to 10 km downstream;
• Vapours at accident site raises major health concern; unconfirmed reports of people not returning from evacuation centres;
• Urgent need for equipment and expert advise identified;
• Possible threat to livelihoods and recovery of fisheries;
• USEC of Health inspected site and expressed major health concerns.

Sample size: 
Assessment Report: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Not Available
Assessment Data: 
Publicly Available
Operations(s)/Webspace(s): 
Assessment Date(s): 
21 Nov 2013
Frequency: 
Status: 
Report completed
Unit(s) of Measurement: 
Collection Method(s): 
Key Informant Interview
Population Type(s): 
All affected population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination
Location(s): 
Estancia
Other location: 
Theme(s): 
Environment
Field coordination
Disaster(s)/Emergency: 
Typhoon Haiyan - Nov 2013