Chennai oil spill: TN CM announces compensation for fishermen for loss

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Chennai, Feb 5: Tamil Nadu CM O Panneerselvam on Sunday visited Ennore Port to review the clean-up operation that is still on.

Speaking to ANI, Panneerselvam said that its an extraordinary situation that Centre and state government are working together. So, far more than 5700 people took part in clean-up operation. The clean-up operation will complete in 1-2 days and all the efforts are being taken to safeguard fishermen's livelihood.

He further said that the oil spill will be cleared in the next few days. Spill cleared largely in Kanchipuram coast.

Announcing compensation for fishermen, Pannerselvam said,''Will give compensation to fishermen for loss. Fishes caught from this region found fit for consumption. No impact on marine flora &fauna.''

It may be recalled that the two cargo ships collided off Chennai coast on January 29 resulting in heavy oil spilling at the coast area. The coastguards involved in the clean-up believe that it may take up to 12 days to clear the sludge from Ennore port.

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