Delfi tanker sunken in Odesa: Water pollution exceeds norm five times

Source : 112 Ukraine

The preliminary reason for seepage is the powerful gusts of wind that weakened the boom fortification
13:40, 17 July 2020

Fuel spilled from the Delfi tanker

The water pollution by oil products near the sunken Delfi tanker observed in the Black Sea, in Odesa as Head of State Environmental Inspectorate of Ukraine Andriy Malyovany reported on Facebook.

“The employees of the State Environmental Inspectorate, taking a sample of water near the sunken vessel, detected the content of the oil products at the level 0.25 mg/dm3, while the norm is 0.05 mg/dm3,” Malyovany reported.

According to him, the samples were tested on July 15. The maximum permissible concentration of oil in the water exceeded the norm five times.

Related: Crew of tanker Delfi in Odesa can be forcibly evacuated

Besides, at the moment of the examination, the inspectors spotted the silver slick on the water surface that looks like oil products and has a distinct smell. The total square of the contamination made 70 square meters.

The preliminary reason for seepage is the powerful gusts of wind that weakened the boom fortification.

To prevent the spread of the pollution to the sea, the inspectors processed the surface of the sea with 100 liters of adsorbent and settled and immobilized the boom fortification.

Related: Concentration of petroleum products at Delfi tanker crash site exceeds norm by 157 times

Earlier, the Commission on Environmental Safety and Emergency Situations decided that the Delfi tanker should be removed from the Black Sea by July 20.

As we reported before, the police have opened criminal proceedings regarding the tanker “Delfi” accident, which occurred near Odesa.


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