Irkutsk
Ulan-Ude

Blagoveshchensk
Chita
Yakutsk

Birobidzhan
Vladivostok
Khabarovsk

Magadan
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Anadyr
Petropavlovsk-
Kamchatsky
Moscow

This text is translated into Russian by google automatic human level neural machine.
EastRussia is not responsible for any mistakes in the translated text. Sorry for the inconvinience.
Please refer to the text in Russian as a source.

Oil slick found near a river in Buryatia

Oil slick found near a river in Buryatia
Photo: pixabay.com

Residents of the village of Glassworks in Ulan-Ude discovered oil pollution near the Selenga River. Employees of Rosprirodnadzor will conduct an inspection on the spot.

As reported by the agency "Baikal Daily”, The outpouring of oil on the soil near the river periodically occurs due to the underground oil lens, which was formed after the operation of the enterprise back in Soviet times. Oil products in this place cannot be eliminated for many years, there is no data even on the scale of pollution. According to rough estimates, there are about 18 thousand tons of oil products underground.

As noted in the Baikal Interregional Environmental Prosecutor's Office, you first need to determine the parameters of the underground accumulation of oil products, and then study in detail the place of pollution in order to choose the most suitable method for cleaning the lens. The order of work was to be determined by the Ministry of Natural Resources of the Republic, but this has not yet been done.

In the soil and water of the Selenga River, experts from the environmental prosecutor's office have repeatedly recorded an excess of concentrations of oil products. If these wastes get into the Selenga or Baikal, an ecological catastrophe can occur.

May 15: current information on coronavirus in the Far East
Digest of regional events and latest statistics