In Tomsk recorded "spikes" of phenol and hydrogen chloride.
It is reported by site Ogbu "Oblkompriroda" — there was published a report on the current environmental situation in Tomsk, Strezhevoy and Kolpashevo from 20 to 26 December 2011.
According to environmentalists, the state of air and radiation situation in the region remains, in general — in the normal range, except for two unexplained incidents recorded on 21 and 26 December, in the city there were excess of phenol and hydrogen chloride. The morning of 21 and 22 December in the Soviet area, on Herzen Street, there was an increased concentration of phenol (1.2-2.9 times compared to normal), a significant excess of phenol (3.6-fold relative to the norm) and hydrogen chloride (1.5 times compared to normal) were recorded, and the morning of 26 December, on Lenin Square.
According to our head of "Siberian Environmental Agency" (TRBOO "SibEkoAgentstvo") Alex Toropov, this indicates some release of phenol and hydrogen chloride, one of the enterprises of the fuel and energy complex of Tomsk.
— In this case clearly a release, said Alexei Toropov — most likely, industrial, with the fuel and energy sector. Given that a phenol accompanies hydrogen chloride, most likely with the CHP, which burn coal. Exactly where all this came from — you need to understand. It is a pity that this happens in our "innovation city", and nothing to do with anyone it is not.
The ecological situation in Tomsk region
from 20 to 26 December 2011
Atmospheric air Tomsk
According to the Tomsk Centre for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring, the concentration of almost all identified contaminants (sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, oxides of nitrogen, hydrogen sulfide, carbon black, ammonia, methyl alcohol, benzo (a) pyrene, formaldehyde) have not exceeded the legal norm. The exception was phenol, carbon monoxide and hydrogen chloride.
Slight excess of carbon monoxide (1.4-fold relative to the norm) is fixed in the morning on December 20 in the Leninsky district (Lenin Square)
The morning of 21 and 22 December the Soviet area (street Herzen) had an increased concentration of phenol (1.2-2.9 times compared to normal).
A significant excess of phenol (3.6-fold relative to the norm) and hydrogen chloride (1.5-fold relative to the norm) is fixed in the morning on December 26 Sq. Lenin.
At the moment the weather conditions are not conducive to the accumulation of contaminants in the atmosphere of the city. The general level of air pollution is expected to fall.
Air monitoring in the cities. Kolpashevo and Strezhevoy
At a fixed monitoring air quality in Kolpashevo 1 every day of sampling for particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, formaldehyde, phenol, benzo (a) pyrene, carbon monoxide. Analyzed 30 samples of air. According to the analysis of exceedances PDKm.r contaminants were detected.
December 19 were selected and analyzed 10 air samples in gorkollektora in the reception of sewage from the public and in the kindergarten № 17. According to the analysis of exceedances PDKm.r contaminants were detected.
December 20 were selected and analyzed 6prob air at the intersection of ul. Victory — st. World. According to the test results, recorded one PDKm.r excess nitrogen dioxide by 1.6 times.
At a fixed monitoring of atmospheric air in Strezhevoy 1 every day of sampling for suspended solids, nitrogen oxides, formaldehyde, benzo (a) pyrene, carbon monoxide. Analyzed 25 samples of air. Exceedances PDKm.r contaminants were detected.
At the request of the city administration Strezhevoy were selected 20 samples of air in the intersection of ul. Builders — st. Oil workers, in residential neighborhoods number 1 and 9, and in the industrial area in the north-west of the city. Exceedances PDKm.r contaminants were detected.
Radiation situation in Tomsk region and the 30-km zone of the Siberian chemical plant remained normal.
The average daily dose of gamma radiation on the ground, according to the positions of automated radiation control system (ARMS), working around the clock, was in the 30-kilometer zone of SCC and in Tomsk 8.7 — 13.0 mR / h, which corresponds to natural background values characteristic of Western Siberia and the Tomsk region.
Accidents and accidents at radiation-hazardous objects not.
In Tomsk region radiation anomalies have been identified.
The radionuclide content in the wastewater of the Siberian Chemical Combine, in the samples taken in the district. Tom (district on Chernilschikovo) below detection threshold.
Clinkstone called organic substances, which include one or more hydroxyl groups attached to the carbon of the benzene ring. Simple phenols, also known as carbolic acid, has the formula C6H5OH. The melting point of phenol is low — 40,9 ° C, therefore, under normal conditions, phenol is a colorless crystals, which rested a little in the air, get a pinkish hue.
Phenol — Volatile substance with a characteristic pungent odor. Pair of its poisonous. Skin contact phenol causes painful burns.
With long-term poisoning can cause allergies, eye disease, kidney disease, respiratory tract infections, and even cancer.
The fact that phenol and its derivatives can easily enter the body through the skin and gastrointestinal tract, and a pair of phenol — through the lungs. In the body of phenol readily forms compounds with other substances present in the body. The higher the concentration of phenol in the blood, the greater the negative impact on human health.
Therefore, if there is a suspicion that the drinking water or in the air of residential or office space the presence of phenol or its vapors, better to order appropriate laboratory testing, as phenol poisoning — and acute and chronic — a real threat not only health, but also a person's life .