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Fuel oil spill in Primorsky Krai half eliminated

Fuel oil spill in Primorsky Krai half eliminated
Photo: Press Service of the Government of Primorsky Krai
In Nakhodka, a major oil spill from the fuel storage of Primteploenergo continues to be liquidated. According to experts, 1,6 thousand tons of fuel oil spilled from the tank. Now managed to clean up half of the spill.

According to the press service of the regional government, near the fuel depot, the water area of ​​Lake Solyonoye is being cleaned of oil products. Nearby garages also require cleaning: accident liquidators clean gates and roofs with special equipment.

According to power engineers, only 504,8 tons of fuel oil remained in the tank from which the spill occurred, and at the time of the accident there were 2,1 thousand tons of fuel in the tank, excluding water. Collected to date 659,7 tons of fuel oil from 1,6 thousand tons of spilled fuel.

The collected fuel oil is returned to the process after evaporation of water. It is collected by an excavator and an oil trap: a special tank with a water seal that is buried in the ground. Fuel oil gets into it after soil treatment with hot water.

The accident itself occurred on March 13, the reasons are still figuring out Rostekhnadzor commission. However, it is known that fuel leaked through the top of the tank, dropping the lid. Despite the round-the-clock work of rescuers, the timing of the accident already shifted. Just a week ago it was reported accident elimination on 30%. 


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