The Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) released a statement late Monday announcing the discovery of an oil spill in the Al-Bouhiya Canal near Al Sinbellawin, in the delta governorate of Dakahlia.
According to the statement obtained by Daily News Egypt, the spill consisting of gas oil and gasoline, is 90 centimeters wide and extends for 6 kilometers.
EEAA’s regional office has started their investigation into the matter, which may be linked to a nearby factory. Precautionary efforts are being taken, including closing water processing facilities in the canal.
Last August gas oil leaked from a power plant in Assuit into the Nile. he leak was 15 metres long, 3 metres wide, and 2 to 5 cm in depth.