Thursday, February 22, 2018

Jet fuel soil contamination discovered in Sverdlovsk

The Sverdlovsk Region Natural Resources & Environment Ministry recently worked with Nizhniy Tagil's public prosecution authorities to investigate jet fuel soil contamination in the village of Pokrovskoye-1 in the Prigorodny District of the Sverdlovsk region.

The investigation revealed many barrels half buried in snow on the 30 hectare territory, some with cables and hoses attached to them, Ural Business Consulting reports.

At the time of the check, no kerosene was leaking. Experts took samples of the ice and snow that had obvious traces of oil products.

The contaminated area and the environmental damage have yet to be assessed. Measures will be taken, however, to identify those responsible for the dumping of the jet fuel onto soil, Ural Business Consulting reports.