Monday, January 16, 2012

Netherlands left Ecological Disaster in Curaçao

The government of Curaçao said that the Netherlands has left an ecological and economic disaster on the island. The Shell company, then still owned partly by the Dutch government, left behind a refinery and an asphalt lake against the payment of a symbolic one guilder. This was said in reply to a threat made by competent Dutch Minister Liesbeth Spies. She wanted a faster reply from the Curaçao government as to its vision of the future of the refinery. Spies has said that she would block a financial program for the island if the vision document wasn’t published soon. The Curaçao government said that the Netherlands has no right to rush Curaçao with this matter in view of what it left behind there.

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