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Oil Spill in Atyrau Oblast (+ photos)

December 21 2012, 11:42

In Issatai District of Atyrau Oblast, Kazakhstan, oil spill occurred from Gran-Martyshi oil pipeline.

As reported by media service of Atyrau Oblast Department for Emergencies, on December 20, they received a phone call from the chief of Issatai district emergency department telling that near the village of Akkistau emerged oil spill from a 159mm process pipeline of ZhaikMunayGas (a KMG subsidary) at Gran oilfield, some 300 meters from the Atyrau-Astrakhan highroad.  

The spill covers the area of about 600 square meters.

District emergency officers and prosecutors arrived at the place.

At the moment ZhaikMunayGas employees are taking clean-up actions and measuring the area's contamination.

By Laura SULEIMENOVA

Photos: by Issatai District Public Prosecutors' Office 

 



     

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