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Jul 14, 2016

Santander Works to Contain Molasses Spill

As ASR/B.S.I. deals with its molasses woes and tries to assess the financial impact, Santander is dealing with its own problems where that excessively sweet by-product is concerned. In their case it’s a leak from the containing tank.

 

On the Phone: Beverly Burke, Santander Representative, Belize

“A few weeks ago, I don’t remember the exact day, there was a molasses spill on the property in the tank area where the seams on the upper portion of the tank started leaking, and it was definitely due to welder error, so to speak. It’s not a matter of casting blame but that’s just really what it is. We had some seepage of the molasses. We went into action right away and what we did to mitigate immediately was to just dig immediately around the perimeters of the molasses tank just so as to contain the escape of any molasses. And we went through the process of dealing with the necessary cleanup of that, and we have looked at several methods in which to do that, and that was again addressed through the guidance of the Department of the Environment.”

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