In Kharkiv, as result of enemy drones hitting oil depot, about 3,000 tonnes of petroleum products leaked into environment
As a result of drone strikes carried out by Russian occupation forces on an oil depot in Nemyshliansky district of Kharkiv, oil products leaked into the ecosystem, the press service of Kharkiv Regional Military Administration reported on Monday.
"According to preliminary data, about 3,000 tonnes of products leaked into the environment... Specialists of the State Environmental Inspectorate in Kharkiv region immediately took water samples from nine sites in the city of Kharkiv and the region, namely in the Uda River. The samples were transferred for testing to the Ukrainian Scientific and Research Institute of Environmental Problems in order to determine the level of pollution and the presence of harmful substances," the press service said in a statement.
According to the results of preliminary studies, petroleum products did not get into drinking water sources.
According to the press service, an action algorithm has been developed to prevent harmful substances from entering the Siversky Donets River.
"A place has been determined on the bed of the Uda River where measures will be taken to stop the movement of petroleum products using port infrastructure fences and disinfection of water resources using sorbent," the administration's press service reports.
In addition, a decision was made to strengthen inspections and control measures at the sites of storage, transportation and sale of petroleum products and other hazardous facilities in Kharkiv region.