Oil spill on the Angara is not a threat, said Emergency Situations

Petroleum products do not fall into the waters of the Angara River, they do not pose a threat to downstream communities of the Irkutsk region and biological resources of the river, said Thursday GUMCHS Russia in the region.

Spot width of three to four meters and a length of up to four kilometers along the right bank canals curve was found on Wednesday 27 June in the evening in the waters of the Angara River, said the administration Angarsk municipality.

"Currently in the channel is working on the fence gravel and self-propelled floating crane barge. Petroleum spill occurred in developing a career in fluid combines with the Angara River. Spill source is established by the investigating authorities", — stated in the release.

On-site work specialists Rospotrebnadzor, East Siberian river navigation, defense and emergency services Angarsk municipality, interiors, prosecutors, district authorities, and representatives of the Angarsk site Inspection Center GIMS MES of Russia in the Irkutsk region. Now trapped in the duct oil eliminated through booms and sorbents. The situation is under control GUMCHS Russia's Irkutsk region.

Cause of the incident, the potential offender, the amount of environmental damage are established by the investigating authorities

As previously reported, with reference to the administration of the Angarsk MO, presumably, a spot was formed as a result of self-propelled dredge barge, leading in the area of gravel extraction. Around the barge oil spill was a diameter of about 100 meters. Rospotrebnadzor experts took water samples for analysis. The results showed an excess of harmful substances in the water of 1.5.

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