the Tenth part of the petroleum products collected near Norilsk after the breakthrough of the tank at CHP. To collect all the fuel can go about Crescent. Assistance in liquidation of consequences of the Fukushima disaster suggested that the United States.
the River Barn is one of hundreds of Northern rivers, which literally cut up the terrain of the Arctic. Lost in the impassable tundra, it has taken a major blow to environmental collapse. In her water, or rather, on it, poured out about 15 thousand tons of diesel fuel.
to get to the main place of the spill should be taken into account. This is the main difficulty for rescuers and ecologists. How to remove collected fuel from the territory, which is surrounded by impassable tundra?
200 train tank cars. This amount of oil products in Arctic waters — is like a deadly poison to humans. In contrast to the warm seas, where such accidents are not uncommon in the latitudes of permafrost, nature is not able to digest and process this volume.
Technology from St. Petersburg show us the most environmentally friendly way to collect diesel. Sorbent-based coal absorbs film — the thin top layer of dirt. It’s no the pump will not take. On the Barn brought tons of such saving for the rivers of the mixture.
“Film on water thin, and all the conventional oil gathering systems that we use for liquidation of oil, oil and even butter, is ineffective. However, the approach has been found, the equipment has been delivered,” explains mechanical engineer Maritime rescue service of the Northern branch Andrey břevnov.
Even for an experienced Murmansk marine rescue this is an unusual operation. They first came to the rescue and stopped the poisonous spot on the outskirts of the lake. Used to collect thick oil, with a lighter and elusive diesel fuel, the sailors have to Tinker.
“it’s Hard. Everyone is tired. But there is a situation that now you need to download. Because it’s all accumulated in one place, to then again do not catch”, — the experts.
In the first days after the accident, Murmansk rescuers slept for four hours. It was necessary to apply several kilometers of protective booms and not let go of the diesel fuel downstream.
“Almost no sleep. We work here for 12 hours, but continue working and after the date of the change. In fact, it turns out to 14, sometimes 16 hours”, — says the engineer of the Maritime rescue service of the Northern branch Andrey břevnov.
Now here is a full group of five hundreds of rescuers, seafarers, oil companies and environmentalists. The campground stretched along the river and designed for permanent residence. Locals say that lucky with the weather. Usually at this time there is snow.
a Stain of diesel fuel stretched for several kilometers, so the move between the camps have vehicles. Otherwise to your destination you can not get.
the Main work is now doing the installation on neftesbit. Using pumps and special filters they’re pulling from the river of diesel fuel and pour it in the tank. Capacity of all these installations is enough to collect one and a half thousand tons of oil products per day.
Since the accident it’s been nine days. During this time, managed to collect nearly 10 percent of the spilled diesel fuel. Now it is pumped into special tanks for storage of petroleum products. As soon as it’s cold and the river will be able to drive a truck, these toxic waste taken away for disposal.
“We are in an unprecedented time and was able to do and mobilize the technical and human resource. Gathering a highly qualified team of 72 rescuers from Megion, Khanty-Mansiysk, Noyabrsk, Sankt-Petersburg, we are within a day mobilized the work place”, — commented General Director of JSC “Slavneft-Megionneftegaz” Michael Cherevko.
Collect the spilled diesel fuel needs for two weeks. Now the level of harmful substances in the water exceeded hundreds of times. The task is to return the river to its original state. But even the most optimistic forecasts, the local ecosystem will take several years to recover after such a “knockout of the oil”.