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2 Months for oil degradation to take place in Alibaug  

Alibaug oil spill

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

According to the results of the bio-remediation process, it will take around 2 months for oil degradation to take place in Alibaug, following the oil spill off the Mumbai coast. The concentration of oil in zero day sample of the sand was 60,000 ppm, much higher than the internationally permissible limit of 1,000 ppm applicable in US and Europe.The Central Pollution Control Board is working on guidelines for a permissible limit for oil soaked oil. The guidelines are expected to release in three months.

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