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Following the spill at VNT, 28 kg of oil product have been recovered

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Following the spill at VNT, 28 kg of oil product have been recovered

october 30, 2015 / Ventspils nafta termināls

Following the spill of crude oil and water mixture at ““Ventspils nafta” terminals” (VNT) on October 20, 2015, the total amount of oil product recovered in the port area is 28 kg. The management of VNT extends its gratitude to its own employees, the Freeport of Ventspils and responsible public bodies for their rapid response and professional assistance in the emergency situation.

“We were very cautious in our initial forecasts estimating that the amount of spilled crude oil – water mixture was five hundred litres. However, now, as recovery measures were completed, the officially confirmed amount of the oil product recovered from the water surface is 28 kg. However, even 28 kg are 28 kg too much,” notes VNT General Director Lars Pantzlaff.

The VNT General Manager, Lars Pantzlaff, extends his gratitude to the Freeport of Ventspils and responsible services for their rapid assistance and efficient cooperation as a result of which potential adverse effects of the spill on the environment were reduced notably trough joint effort.

As previously reported, on Tuesday, October 20, at 14:00, in VNT, a leak of water contaminated with oil products occurred from an idle pipeline. As a result of the accident, oil products reached port waters. The spill from the pipeline was immediately stopped and the polluted water area was enclosed and cleaned.