UNDAC Mission. Port of Djibouti Toxic chemical spill March 2002. Djibouti. Country bordered by Eritrea, Ethi opia and Somalia. Popula tion is approx. 500,000 The Port is the economic centre of the country, and the most important port in the Horn of Africa. The Incident.
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Port of Djibouti
Toxic chemical spill
As per FAO recommendations:
Green stains show clear evidence of contamination from CCA at site 1 where containers were stored from 15 November to 9 January
View of contaminated area from opposite end
Staining from CCA and contamination from other hazardous chemicals at site 2
Application of sand to contaminated areas of site 2
Evidence of severe contamination from CCA
Five trucks containing 10 leaking containers
Product creeping from under plastic sheeting several metres away from trucks
Close up of leaking product pooling under trucks
View of one container in a steel tray constructed by the port to contain the leaking product
Immediate (as outlined in Action Plan)
Medium to Long Term