A radar system which has an ability to penetrate deeply and locate and identify locations affected by waste oil seepage and locations where oil could have been stagnated in large quantities will be brought to Jaffna next week. Norwegian experts came to Jaffna yesterday to undertake this testing.
An Expert – Committee had been appointed to undertake continuous research regarding oil seepage into underground water sources. This committee will undertaking wide spread surveys regarding the origin of the oil seepage, direction of spreading, level of contamination, chemical constituents of the contamination, methods of arresting waste oil spreading, and methods of purifying water.
As a deep penetrating Radar is required to locate mass stagnation of waste oil, the Expert committee of the North had applied earlier to the National Building Research Institution for such a Radar. The Norway Government had gifted such a Radar to the National Building Research Institution. In this context, two Norwegian Experts and several Sri Lankan Experts are in Jaffna to analyse the ground situation in connection to using the Radar here.
In this connection they have met the NPC Minister P. Ainkaranesan yesterday morning and then they went straight to Chunnakam to perform field surveys. Meanwhile the said Radar is to be brought to Jaffna by heavy vehicle next week.
It is notable that, the NPC had already allocated funds for the testing.