An oil spill on Uong river in the northern province of Quang Ninh, stemming from Uong Bi thermo-power plant on January 7, has been cleaned up within the day.

The incident was reported by locals at 6 am. A flow of oil was spotted at the plant’s sewer into Uong river.

The environmental police of Uong Bi City and relevant forces promptly arrived, and with the coordination of the plant, the oil spill was stopped. All the oil was cleaned by late afternoon.

According to Le Van Hanh, an official of Uong Bi plant, the oil leaked from a broken fuel oil container into a steamer. When the steamer was opened, the oil spilled into the river.-VNA