Petron denies ash spill in Bataan

By , on January 9, 2017


Petron Corp. (Pictured) has denied reports that its ash fill material in its Bataan plant has polluted the river. (Photo: Petron Corporation/ Facebook)
Petron Corp. (Pictured) has denied reports that its ash fill material in its Bataan plant has polluted the river. (Photo: Petron Corporation/ Facebook)

MANILA –Petron Corp. has denied reports that its ash fill material in its Bataan plant has polluted the river.

The company said in a statement that “reports of ash spill and tons of ash found along the coastline of a distant river, which is almost a kilometer away from our facility, is far from the truth.”

Petron stressed it holds regional and local permits for the facility from the Department and Environment and Natural Resources. The oil firm further said its ash pond was surrounded by dikes and watered to prevent dispersion.

The company said the ash was used as raw material for its cement manufacturing plant.

Petron assured it will continue to assist residents and coordinate with the DENR and the local government “to do what is right and necessary.”