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Public reporting on stenches in Ventspils on 2 December

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Public reporting on stenches in Ventspils on 2 December

december 2, 2016 / Ventspils nafta termināls

SIA ““Ventspils nafta” terminals” (VNT), in reference to the information published on the official municipal webpage www.ventspils.lv and www.ventasbalss.lv on 2 December 2016 regarding stenches related to oil products in the city of Ventspils, implicitly rejects its connection with the stenches and points out that in the respective period – 1 December 2016 – several port operators were performing cargo operations at the port of Ventspils.

After having received complaints from Ventspils Regional Environmental Board, VNT responded by adjusting its operations and started an investigation according to its standard procedure – reduced the loading speed, inspected and monitored the actual situation in the city. VNT specialists examined the areas of complaints in person and objectively concluded that the identified stenches are not related to the operation of VNT. 

As the complaints were filed by an inspector of the environmental authorities residing in Tukums, VNT questions whether the actual situation and source of the stenches was verified.

Therefore, the company invites media and related institutions to refrain from assumptions and base their conclusions on legitimate and verified data, especially in case of obvious parallel operations in the port.

As to VNT, the company is continuously committed to elevating environmental protection standards. As part of its commitment VNT is putting its efforts to install and operate a permanent Vapor Recovery Unit.